Living with a Vestibular Disorder

Podcast: Living with a Vestibular Disorder

by Torri Wright | March 7th, 2019

Cynthia Ryan, Executive Director of VeDA (Vestibular Disorders Association), and Susan, facilitator of a vestibular support group, join host Torri Wright to talk about often misdiagnosed or overlooked vestibular disorders.

Vestibular disorders are invisible conditions related to the inner ear and brain, affecting sensory processing involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If injury or disease damages these areas, people can suffer from imbalance, dizziness, vertigo, and brain fog in varying degrees.

Common vestibular disorders include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis & vestibular neuritis, Ménière’s disease, acoustic neuroma, and vestibular migraines. Vestibular disorders can also result from or be worsened by genetic or environmental conditions, or occur for unknown reasons. Many with vestibular disorders can find it challenging to be accurately diagnosed or find coping strategies to manage their symptoms.

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