When the inner ear leaks, sound causes vertigo

The balance parts of the inner ear—the labyrinths–are filled with fluid and surrounded by the bone of the skull.  They are designed to sense only tiny movements of fluid caused by moving the head, so they need to be protected from other things that could cause fluid movement.  Right next door to the labyrinth is Continue reading “When the inner ear leaks, sound causes vertigo”

Damage to both ears

Severe damage to both inner ears can cause mild dizziness, moderate imbalance and severe difficulty with vision.  Bilateral vestibulopathy is the technical name for this problem; bilateral indicates that the process affects both ears, and vestibulopathy is a general term referring to disease of the vestibular system.  The process can also be acute, meaning thatContinue reading “Damage to both ears”