Hearing management

Question
Posted by: Vanessa | 2011-06-02

Q.

Vestibular Neuronitis

I was diagnosed with this 3 years ago and told that 3 months of physio would solve the problem. It has not gone and there is not a day that goes by that I am off balance and my head has a similar feeling. The only thing that helps (which was given for me for depression &  panic attacks) is rivitrol. Is there anything else that will help as I cannot one day with taking a tablet.

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi,

Vestibular Neuronitis/Neuritis. Dizziness is attributed to a viral infection of the vestibular nerve. The vestibular nerve carries information from the inner ear about head movement. When one of the two vestibular nerves is infected, there is an imbalance between the two sides, and vertigo appears. Since this disorder is related to the inner ear I would definitely recommend seeking Audiological intervention from an Audiologist. There are very few Audiologists who specialize in Vestibular disorders. If you need a contact please don't hesitate to email me at nizha@widex.co.za.
Johannesburg: Bedford Gardens Medical Center
Pretoria: Wilgers Hospital
Cape Town: UCT Dizziness and Balance Center

Regards,
Nizha
Audiologist

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Posted by: Sue Lucatorto | 2011-07-28

I was diagnosed about 5 weeks ago with Vestibular B=neuritis. I am still having symptoms, mainly sinus pressure. Is this normal and how long can I expect to feel like this

Reply to Sue Lucatorto
Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011-06-08

Hi,

Vestibular Neuronitis/Neuritis. Dizziness is attributed to a viral infection of the vestibular nerve. The vestibular nerve carries information from the inner ear about head movement. When one of the two vestibular nerves is infected, there is an imbalance between the two sides, and vertigo appears. Since this disorder is related to the inner ear I would definitely recommend seeking Audiological intervention from an Audiologist. There are very few Audiologists who specialize in Vestibular disorders. If you need a contact please don't hesitate to email me at nizha@widex.co.za.
Johannesburg: Bedford Gardens Medical Center
Pretoria: Wilgers Hospital
Cape Town: UCT Dizziness and Balance Center

Regards,
Nizha
Audiologist

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