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How to Avoid Balance Problems

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:38:57 AM Australia/Melbourne

How to Avoid Balance ProblemsHearlink cannot reiterate enough, how important your hearing health is. But we’ll still attempt to, because when you take proper care of your ears, your entire quality of life improves. You’ll be able to hear the music at your great-grandchildren’s graduations from school. You’ll be able to contribute to conversations held at lower volumes. You won’t need to say, “what?” after every sentence at age 30.


Your hearing is intertwined with many other elements of your health, many of which may surprise you. Its an important component of cognitive development, which drives the success of many elements of learning. Today’s post focuses on just one of these surprising elements of your health—your balance. It may shock you to learn that your ability to stand up straight and sit down properly is dependent on what’s going on inside two of your smallest body parts, but it’s the truth.


So, what are the symptoms of balance problems? What are the warning signs that you should be keeping an eye on? Several signs to look for include feelings of faintness, dizziness, motion sickness and sense of spinning. These can be easily attributed to other sicknesses or health impediments but it’s always worth consulting with an audiologist or your general doctor to ensure it’s nothing to do with your ears. As with many health challenges, preventative care is key. This includes vigilant oversight and regular check-ins.


To provide an additional level of intricacy, each of the aforementioned symptoms can relate to half a dozen conditions. For example, the sense of spinning that we mentioned? That could be everything from vestibular neuritis (an inflammatory disorder frequently caused by a virus which effects the nerves in your ears) to acoustic neuroma (a non-cancerous, slow-growing tumor which builds directly on your nerves). Feeling faint, scientifically referred to as presyncope, can be a sign of everything from orthostatic hypotension (standing or sitting up too quickly) to cardiovascular disease and abnormal heart rhythms.


We’ll be sharing posts monthly, relating to balance problems, so that you can feel like you’re properly informed. Hearlink’s team is dedicated to equipping you, our valued customers and patients, with the knowledge you need, to make the right choice for you. Health is one of the most personal things in the world. There is no off-the-shelf answer or solution that works well for everyone. You can expect to see deep-dive analyses of the conditions mentioned above, ways that vestibular tests are administered, the warning signs to look for and the best ways to take care of your hearing.


Have a question about one of our posts? A topic that you’d like to see covered? Let us know. The Hearlink team looks forward to each piece of feedback that we receive. We integrate everything into future posts and always look for ways to improve. We’re so thrilled to share our audiology knowledge with you and grateful to everyone who visits this site.

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