Dizziness & Imbalance

Gainesville Dizziness & Imbalance Disorder Center

Hearing and balance, like sight and smell, are senses most of us take for granted. Most of us go about our day-to-day lives without giving a thought to these vital senses. When something does go wrong, we definitely notice, and want to find a specialist who can address the problem as quickly as possible.

Accent ENT doctors and staff provide North Florida with the highest-quality treatments for dizziness and imbalance disorders of the inner ear.

Experiencing dizziness can significantly throw your life off-kilter. Stability is something we can easily take for granted until it is gone. But the truth is that balance makes it possible to move, walk, drive, and live a healthy and active lifestyle…without it, even the most mundane of everyday activities are made difficult.

Most sources of dizziness and imbalance can be traced back to the inner ear, which is primarily responsible for balance and orientation, but it requires a highly specialized ear doctor to provide proper treatment for dizziness.

Accent ENT has Gainesville’s only private practice otolygist, which is an ENT doctor with special expertise on disorders of the ear, including balance and dizziness issues.

Our specialist not only works with audiologists to provide more holistic ear and dizziness care, but also uses the skills obtained from being an expert in the field to give patients maximum quality treatment. With all of their combined experience, you can be confident that our Doctor and Accent team of ENT experts are providing you with the best solutions for treating dizziness and imbalance disorders.

The most common cases of dizziness that specialists and their team see at Accent ENT in Gainesville include:

Short for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, BPPV is a condition that develops due to a disturbance in the ear, causing sudden spinning sensations. Almost everyone experiences vertigo on occasion, but BPPV intensifies the frequency and duration of these events, often resulting in nausea, vomiting, vision loss, hearing loss, and loss of balance.
The exact cause of Meniere’s disease is unknown, but it has been linked to head injuries and inner ear infections. Between 50,000 to 100,000 people are diagnosed with the disease every year, and symptoms can strike without warning—hearing loss, ear pressure, ringing in ears, and vertigo. Severe cases can cause nausea, vomiting, headaches, and intestinal discomfort.
Up to 40% of people over the age of 65 who live at home fall down, which causes hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. Since balance is a complex function, there is typically more than one cause of imbalance in the elderly, which can include loss of vision, vestibular system (the balance system in the ear), muscle strength, and joint mobility, as well as a side effect of medication. Increased vertigo and dizziness can also be caused by low blood sugar, cardiac problems, strokes, or anxiety.
At Accent ENT we are determined to provide top-notch dizziness and imbalance disorder treatment to the residents of north and central Florida. Our ENT specialist and caring staff look forward to giving you the attention you deserve. Get your stability back by scheduling an appointment with an ENT specialist at Gainesville’s Accent ENT clinic today.