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Ear (Otology) and Dizziness

Signs & Symptoms

The term "dizziness" encompass various experiences. In general, it can be divided into vertigo, imbalance and lightheadedness.

What causes it

The occurrence of vertigo accompanied by nausea often indicates the inner ear as the likely source of the issue. The three most common causes are benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, acute vestibulopathy and Meniere's.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is caused by loose otoliths dislodged in the inner ear. This condition can occur spontaneously, from head trauma or as a result of inner ear infections. Typically, patients experience brief episodes of vertigo with changes in head position.

Acute Vestibulopathy

Acute vestibulopathy is believed to be result from a viral infection affecting the balance nerve. It occurs suddenly with intense spinning and nausea, lasting from several hours to days. Recovery from the dizziness may take several days.


Meniere's disease involves a swollen endolymphatic system within the inner ear. Symptoms include tinnitus, hearing loss and vertigo. Typically, patients might have experienced previous episodes, as the condition typically presents intermittently.

About the condition

​Dizziness is a common symptom that can be caused by many conditions. Often, it may be related to diseases of the inner ear.

Diagnosis and Treatment options

Otologic examination

Our clinic provides otologic examination and management.

Medical and surgical ear infection treatments

  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Stapedotomy
  • Cochlear implant surgery
  • Labyrinthectomy and endolymphatic sac decompression
  • Lateral skull base surgery
  • Dizziness assessment
  • Vestibular management
  • Facial nerve management
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