When should I get my balance tested?

If you experience symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, unexplained falls, or a sensation of spinning, it is advisable to seek a balance test, also known as a vestibular function test. Balance tests help assess the function of the vestibular system, which contributes to balance and spatial orientation. Conditions such as vestibular disorders, inner ear problems, or neurological issues can affect your balance. Additionally, if you have hearing loss or related issues, a balance test may be recommended, as the auditory and vestibular systems are interconnected. Consulting with an audiologist or an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist can help determine the need for a balance test based on your specific symptoms and medical history, facilitating early diagnosis and appropriate management of any underlying issues affecting your balance.

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