Balance Disorders and Dizziness Clinic

Balance Clinic

Painting of inner ear

Painting of the inner ear, inspired by Professor
David Moore's research at the MRC Institute of
Hearing Research, Nottingham, England. Artist:
Dr. Lizzie Burns © Medical Research Council, UK.
Used with permission.

New and ongoing services are available at the University of Rochester Medical Center for the evaluation and care of patients with dizziness and balance disorders. The control of balance is a crucial component of daily life. Proper function is essential for even routine tasks, such as reaching for objects, standing, and walking. Some common causes of balance disorders include:

  • Acoustic neuroma and other head/neck cancers
  • Benign Positional Vertigo (BPV)
  • Connective tissue disorders (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc.)
  • Diabetes
  • Dysequilibrium of aging
  • What is Dizziness?

    Dizziness—a broad term that includes lightheadedness, imbalance, disorientation, and vertigo (spinning)—is surprisingly common. It can range from a modest nuisance to a debilitating disorder.
    Head injury
  • Ménière’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Ototoxicity from antibiotics and other agents
  • Parkinson’s disease and other neuro-degenerative conditions
  • Stroke and other vascular conditions
  • Vestibular neuronitis and labyrinthitis

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Clinic Director

Gary Paige, M.D., Ph.D.

Gary D. Paige, M.D., Ph.D.

Make an Appointment

Call (585) 275-6395.

Feel free to call us in advance of your appointment if you have questions. We understand that what you are experiencing may be frustrating and even scary at times. We will do everything possible to put you at ease during your visit.