Find out more about different vestibular conditions...


Bilateral Vestibulopathy

Bilateral vestibulopathy may also be referred to as bilateral vestibular hypofunction (BVH) or bilateral vestibular loss (BVL). It is the reduction or absence of balance (vestibular) function in both ears.



BPPV is one of the most common causes of vertigo. It can be disabling; occurs in short bursts and is provoked specifically by movement.


Cochlear Hydrops

Cochlear hydrops affects the inner ear. Typical symptoms are hearing loss, tinnitus and aural fullness, without dizziness/vertigo.


Endolymphatic hydrops

A disorder of the inner ear and is thought to be caused by abnormal fluctuations in the fluid called endolymph which fills the hearing and balance structures of the inner ear. Symptoms include dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss and aural fullness.



The inflammation of the part of the inner ear called the labyrinth, it can make people feel dizzy and hearing is often affected.


Mal de debarquement (MdDS)

A symptom of the illusion of movement after travel which results in the sensation of bobbing or swaying.


Ménière’s disease

A progressive condition affecting the balance and hearing parts of the inner ear. Symptoms include acute attacks of vertigo, tinnitus, increasing deafness and the feeling of pressure in the ear.



Damage to the inner ear caused by drugs/chemicals.


Perilymph fistula

A tear or defect in the oval window in the ear, symptoms include dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, nausea, vomiting and hearing loss.


Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD)

The symptoms of PPPD are dizziness, unsteadiness and non-spinning vertigo for most days over a three month period. Symptoms can be exacerbated by change of posture, movement, visual stimuli, fatigue and stress.


Secondary endolymphatic hydrops

Symptoms include dizziness, tinnitus, hearing loss and aural fullness. Unlike endolymphatic hydrops, secondary endolymphatic hydrops is usually from a known cause such as an injury or underlying disease.


Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome (SSCD)

Superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome results from an opening (dehiscence) in the bone overlying the superior (uppermost) semicircular canal within the inner ear.


Vestibular migraine

Migraine does not mean “headache”!  In fact, there are many types of migraine that involve no headache at all.  It just so happens that the most common two types of migraine in the population are the headache varieties; Common Migraine and Classical migraine.


Vestibular neuronitis

An infection of the vestibular nerve in the inner ear causing balance problems. It is often used synonymously with labyrinthitis.