balance disorder

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balance disorder

Audiology A disturbance in equilibrium due to a disruption of the labryrinth. See Equilibrium.

balance disorder

Any condition that affects a person's ability to feel steady while walking, sitting, standing, resting, working, or turning. Some common examples include disease of the labyrinth of the ear, cerebellar strokes, and seasickness.
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Posterior fossa strokes may rarely cause isolated (central) vertigo, and infarction of the labyrinth may even more rarely mimic a peripheral vestibular disorder with vertigo and deafness (discussed below).
BPPV is the most frequently identified cause of peripheral vestibular dysfunction after a TBI, and the most common form of vestibular disorder in the elderly, occuring in 40% to 50% of patients suffering from dizziness.
All patients who had a central vestibular disorder and those with a clinical history suggesting a neurologic disorder underwent computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or both.
Dizziness can occur in the absence of a recognized vestibular disorder, in which case the diagnosis of psychogenic dizziness is traditionally applied.
In turn, localised joint or muscle dysfunction in the cervical spine may not resolve after specific treatment to the cervical region if there is an underlying peripheral vestibular disorder. Additionally, it is known that the cervical spine proprioceptors have a direct influence on oculomotor control and, when dysfunctional, can create visual disturbances (Carlsson and Rosenhall 1990, Gimse et al 1996).
Anyone feeling a brief loss of consciousness (fainting) or dimmed vision and an unco-ordinated, confused or lightheaded feeling should immediately consult their physician as they could be showing symptoms of a vestibular disorder called dizziness.
Describing the sensations of a vestibular disorder can be difficult for most adults and may not be possible for children, particularly young children.
* Peripheral vestibular disorder, a disturbance in the labyrinth.
The literature has reported that the spatial perception of children with vestibular disorder is worse than in children without this disorder in relation to the use of a sheet of paper when drawing and the proportion between objects.
Whether you have a vestibular disorder or some other type of hearing loss, the lack of auditory awareness appears to contribute to fall risk, according to recent research published in the journal The Laryngoscope.
(E) Not better accounted for by another ICHD-3[beta] diagnosis or by another vestibular disorder
“VEDA's number one goal is to reduce the time it takes to diagnose a vestibular disorder. We want to shine a light on this invisible illness so that vestibular patients don't feel so alone.”