The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that controls balance.
At UT Southwestern Medical Center, our physicians are recognized experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of all types of balance disorders.
Common vestibular disorders include:
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis
- Ménière’s disease
- Secondary endolymphatic hydrops
Vestibular disorders also include superior canal dehiscence, acoustic neuroma, perilymph fistula, ototoxicity, enlarged vestibular aqueduct, migraine-associated vertigo, and mal de débarquement. Other problems related to vestibular dysfunction include complications from aging, autoimmune disorders, and allergies.
Patients with vestibular disorders may experience symptoms that include hearing changes, imbalance and spatial disorientation, vertigo and dizziness, vision disturbance, and cognitive and/or psychological changes.
UT Southwestern offers expert, compassionate care, and state-of-the-art resources for the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.