Balance problems

Specialized treatment of inner ear disorders

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Duke's balance disorders program is the Southeast's premiere clinic for diagnosing and treating balance problems and vestibular disorders. Our experts specialize in inner ear disorders that affect balance, including dizziness, migraine-associated vertigo, Ménière’s disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis, acoustic neuroma, perilymph fistula, intracranial hypertension, and mal de débarquement.

Comprehensive approach to balance problems

Whether you are experiencing debilitating dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, falls, or other chronic symptoms triggered by inner ear disorders, our vestibular disorders clinic offers the latest diagnostic techniques to discover what’s wrong, and uses innovative, personalized therapies to provide rapid symptomatic relief--without surgery.

  • Expert care produces excellent outcomes. Our balance assessment and treatment team includes neurotologists who specialize in vestibular disorders (inner ear balance system), balance problems and all forms of dizziness, PhD- and AuD-level audiologists, trained in vestibular assessment, and PhD-level physical therapists who work only with patients needing vestibular rehabilitation.
  • Benefit from our expertise. Our specialists focus their research on balance problems, including migraine-associated vertigo, Ménière’s disease, chronic, disabling disequilibrium, and viral inner ear diseases. We are conducting several ongoing studies that are providing insights aimed at improving therapies for these often disabling conditions. 
  • Access to tomorrow’s treatments. In addition to receiving the best available current therapies for a variety of vestibular disorders, eligible patients with targeted disorders can choose to participate in clinical trials for new treatments that may become tomorrow’s standard of care.



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