Balance and Dizziness
The audiology department at Northern Jersey ENT Associates is staffed by highly trained audiologists that hold a minimum of a Master’s level or Doctor of Audiology degree. All audiologists are certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association or the American Board of Audiology. Licensure in Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensing is held by all the audiology staff members.
Hearing Evaluation is available to all age groups, from infant to older adult. Tests include: Complete audiological testing, Middle Ear Analysis, Acoustic Reflex, Otoacoustic Emissions, Auditory Brainstem Response, and Electronystagmography. Special Testing for Vertigo and Imbalance is also conducted.
Our audiologists are licensed to dispense several types and brands of hearing aids. All styles from Completely-In-the-Ear to Behind-the-Ear are available. The audiologists and the client will discuss the type of product most suitable for the age, hearing loss, and lifestyle of the patient. In addition to Hearing Aids, our audiologists can advise clients on Earmold selection, Custom Swim and Ear Protectors for Musicians, Hunters and Servicemen, and Dental Professionals are available. Custom molds for mobile phone or headphone uses are available as well. We stock TV EARS and Assistive Listening Headsets. Amplified Phones and other special products can be ordered.
Balance problems are extremely common, particularly in senior citizens. The inner ear balance system is responsible for maintaining balance and equilibrium, particularly during motion. The primary goals of the balance evaluation are to determine what is contributing to the imbalance and to determine if there is an underlying disorder that requires treatment.
Dizziness is a term often used by patients to relate to disequilibrium. The term is general and can include a wide array of symptoms such as off balance, lightheadedness, confusion, vertigo, and many others. Vertigo is a medical symptom. Vertigo is different from dizziness as it is a spinning sensation, not an off balance feeling.
Conditions that involve Vertigo that are diagnosed and treated by our staff include:
BPPV (Benign Positional Vertigo)