02 Mar Hearing and Balance
Many people do not know that both the hearing mechanism and the balance mechanism are both part of the ear. Different organs process hearing than process balance, but they share the same fluids. Many patients have reported that they felt their balance was “off” when their hearing deteriorated, but minimal reserach was available to document the relationship between balance and hearing. While we know that there are some disorders that affect hearing and balance, can your basic sensorineural hearing loss affect your balance? Some research is starting to suggest yes. Read here for more information.
Did you know? Audiologists are not only university educated in how to diagnose and manage hearing disorders, but also balance disorders!