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Dizziness related to the inner ear is one of the most common causes of dizziness or loss of balance. It can result from disturbances in the blood circulation or fluid pressure in the inner ear. It can add pressure on the balance nerve or physiologic changes in the balance nerve. Any of these interruptions to the function of the inner ear may result in symptoms like tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or hearing loss as well as dizziness.
Hearing Loss and Falls
In 2012, a study by Johns Hopkins Medicine determined that untreated hearing loss can also increase the risk of falling. Researchers found that people with mild hearing loss were nearly three times more likely to have a history of falling. While more studies need to be done, one possible explanation they had for the increased risk of falls is a that a person with untreated hearing loss has less awareness of their overall environment, so are more susceptible to tripping and falling.
At Greater Buffalo Centers for Dizziness & Balance, our audiologist can properly assess your level and degree of hearing loss and discuss options for hearing aids with you. We are excited to be introducing Livio AI, the first hearing system with integrated sensors and artificial intelligence including fall detection.
Today’s listening devices are complex and next level when you consider the majority made come with a computer chip processor. You can pair hearing aids to connect directly to your cell phone, your TV, your computer or iPad and bring awareness of your soundings. There are many types to choose from and can fit every budget. Call our office and ask for more information on hearing aids. We proudly serve Buffalo, Clarence, West Seneca, Orchard Park, Cheektowaga, Amherst, NY and the surrounding area.
Audiologists Available in Buffalo & the Rest of WNY
If you believe you or a loved on may be having issues with hearing loss, fluid pressure or blood circulation, it may be time to get assessed. Our audiologists are some of the finest professionals in Western New York. You will be properly treated and taken care of in our offices. For more information on our latest hearing aids and insurance coverage, give, our partners at Diversified Hearing a call.