Vertigo Specialist

Beach Cities Hearing Solutions

Audiologists located in Torrance, CA

Vertigo feels like the world is spinning around you and may be accompanied by nausea or dizziness. Jonathan Leiterman, ScD, and the skilled team at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions can identify the cause of your vertigo and help you find relief from this uncomfortable experience. If you suffer from frequent episodes of vertigo, call the office in Torrance, California, today, or make an appointment online.

Vertigo Q & A

What is vertigo?

When you experience vertigo, it feels like the world around you is spinning or moving. Vertigo is the result of interruptions in the signals from your eyes and ears as they travel along nerve pathways to your brain.

Most of the time, vertigo is temporary, but it can interfere with your balance, which can interfere with daily activities and may lead to falling and injury.

What causes vertigo?

Vertigo is a symptom that can be caused by a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Viral infections
  • Ménière's disease
  • Migraines

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition in which calcium deposits in the inner ear affect balance. BPPV tends to occur when you make fast or sudden head movements. 

What are the symptoms of vertigo?

The most common symptom of vertigo is feeling as though you or your environment is spinning. Other symptoms that may occur along with this sensation include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness

Episodes of vertigo may last anywhere from less than one minute to several hours. Depending on the cause, you may find that you experience vertigo symptoms on and off for weeks or months, or you may just have a few short episodes of vertigo.

How is vertigo diagnosed?

To determine which ear condition is causing your vertigo, the experts at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions perform a comprehensive hearing test. 

This evaluation checks for problems in the structures of your outer, middle, and inner ear, and can detect abnormal fluid buildup, nerve-related issues, and other conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms. 

When your hearing test is complete, your audiologist will discuss the results with you, and provide detailed information about all of your treatment options.

How is vertigo treated?

The experienced audiologists at Beach Cities Hearing Solutions customize treatment options based on the cause and severity of your vertigo and other individual factors. Your audiologist may recommend:

  • Antibiotics
  • Corticosteroid therapy
  • Ear fluid drainage
  • Antinausea medications
  • Ear surgery

In some cases, your provider may recommend physical therapy to improve the way your body and brain process information that pertains to balance.

If you suffer from vertigo that interferes with how you go about your daily life, call Beach Cities Hearing Solutions to make an appointment, or book online today.