Information and support

What should I do if I'm experiencing dizziness?

It's very important to find out the cause of your dizziness and any other symptoms you are experiencing. You should speak with your GP, who may refer you to a specialist for further investigations.

How are vestibular conditions diagnosed?

Read about the different assessments you may undergo when you visit ENT or audiology. Find out what the tests involve and how they can help reach a diagnosis.

Where can I find a vestibular specialist?

Download a list of healthcare professionals who specialise in vestibular disorders and balance conditions. You may need a referral from your GP. 

Information for healthcare professionals

Visit our dedicated healthcare professional webpage to access information for you and your patients. 

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What is a vestibular disorder?

Vestibular disorders affect the balance organ in the inner ear. One of the main symptom of these conditions is vertigo (severe dizziness). Find out about the different vestibular disorders.

What are the symptoms of vestibular disorders?

Find out about the symptoms of vestibular conditions, including dizziness, vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, etc.

More about balance and dizziness

The Balance System How does my balance system work?

Balance Disorders Spectrum View the Balance Disorders Spectrum and find out more about different balance disorders.

Non-vestibular causes of dizziness Many people experience dizziness and it can occur for a number of different reasons. Read an overview of some of the non-vestibular reasons dizziness may occur.

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What treatments are available for vestibular disorders?

There are different treatment measures to help you manage your vestibular symptoms, including medication, diet and vestibular rehablitation. Treatment is usually aimed at reducing, controlling and helping symptoms. It's important to talk to your health professional to find the best option for you. Find out more about treatment and management of vestibular disorders in this section.

Useful information for coping day to day

Read our information on coping with your symptoms day to day to help you and those who support you. Find out about driving and the law, information for family, friends and employers, travel...and more.

Is there a support group near me?

If you're affected by a vestibular condition, making contact with others who know what you're going through can provide valuable support. View our list of local support groups for more information and to find a group near you. 

Can I talk to someone?

We're here to help if you have any questions; whether newly diagnosed, in the later stages of your condition or somewhere in between. We can also help if you're a relative, friend or colleague of someone affected by vestibular disorders and want to know how you can support them.