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.
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.
How Can We Help?
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:
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