Ears and Hearing
Balance, Vertigo and Dizziness
Each year more than 2 million people visit a doctor for dizziness or balance problems.
If you experience symptoms such as a feeling of imbalance, dizziness, lightheadedness, unsteadiness, giddiness, or vertigo (a turning or spinning sensation)—and these symptoms are becoming progressively worse—you could have an inner-ear problem or other balance disorder.
Your doctor may also recommend a hearing test, order imaging of your head to check for internal injury, or order a blood test or heart evaluation.