Your vestibular system includes the structures of the inner ear, vestibular nerve, brain stem, and cerebellum region of the brain. This system manages perception, coordination, motor control, and balance. When you have a vestibular disorder, odds are you have felt uncomfortable and off-balance. If your vestibular system is no longer functioning properly, the brain receives impulses that are not equal, which the brain reads as distorted and it will come though as off balance. Those who have suffered vertigo or balance episodes can know how uncomfortable they are. You may feel dizzy and like everything around you is spinning.
At Broadview Spine & Health Centre, we use a form of auditory therapy, also called sound therapy that can influence the mechanisms in the inner ear that deliver information to the brain. Combined with other visual therapies, this can be an effective tool to help restore one’s sense of balance.
COMMON BALANCE ISSUES
There are a number of balance issues or conditions which can impact your quality of life. As previously mentioned, these disorders come as a result of irregularities in the vestibular system, or the ear. Auditory therapy is a treatment option that chiropractic neurologists use to treat a large number of balance disorders, such as:
- Vertigo: Vertigo is the sensation that you or your surroundings are moving and spinning. Vertigo ranges from barely noticeable to severe and overwhelming. Vertigo attacks can also last for several seconds to much longer, even several days.
- Ear Dizziness: Ear dizziness is a form of dizziness caused by issues in the inner ear.
- Central Dizziness: Central vertigo is a condition where an individual experiences hallucinations of motion of their surroundings or a sensation of spinning while remaining still.
- Circulation Changes: Dizziness can be a sign of problems with your blood circulation. Insufficient circulation can lead to lightheadedness and dizziness.
- Hemorrhages: Hemorrhages or small strokes can cause varying degrees of dizziness in individuals.
If you are experiencing balance issues related to conditions listed above, contact us today.
How Auditory Therapy Helps
The Inner Ear contains the Cochlea and the Vestibule. This system sends the brain signals and information to help create our spatial awareness and sense of balance. The brain uses information from the vestibule, as well as vision and the body’s sense of position & movement to determine its location.
When there is a problem with the balance system, it means something is affecting your ability to maintain normal balance. As there are multiple factors that can cause balance problems, how it can be treated will depend on what these causes are in each unique case.
If you are experiencing balance issues, our experienced balance experts can help diagnose balance disorders and get you started on a treatment plan that will help you start feeling like your old self again. Nobody should have to suffer through uncomfortable balance disorders and bouts of dizziness, that’s why we have made it our mission
To find out more, call us today at 613-728-2929 or book an appointment online.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your brain’s balance system is connected to the inner ear where it receives impulses to detect whether or not you are balanced in your surroundings. If your ears are not functioning properly, your brain will detect a sense of being off-balance since it is reading the impulses as not being equal.
To learn more about auditory therapy, contact Broadview today at 613-728-2929 or book an appointment with us online.
Auditory Therapy has been proven to assist with several forms of dizziness that a patient may be experiencing including:
- Central dizziness
- Ear dizziness
- Circulation changes
To learn more about Auditory Therapy, contact Broadview today at 613-728-2929 or book an appointment with us online.
Approximately 20% of all concussions result in persistent problems that can interfere with return to regular everyday activities. Without adequate recovery and treatment, some prolonged hearing and balance symptoms that can result from a concussion include:
- Difficulty focusing during conversations with background noise
- Trouble hearing conversations in a quiet setting
- Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears)
- Hyperacusis (increased sensitivity to regular sounds)
- Misophonia (sever sensitivity to select sounds)
- Dizziness, Nausea, and Vertigo
To learn more about how our Auditory Therapy can help you recover from your concussion, contact us today to book a consultation!
Our process for auditory therapy at Broadview is proven to help restore a sense of balance for our patients. We use a form of sound therapy that affects the part of the ear that delivers information to the brain by influencing the mechanisms in the inner ear. The process is simple and pain-free.
To learn more about our process and whether or not auditory therapy is right for you, contact us today at (613) 728-2929 or book an appointment with us online.
Auditory therapy is a form of rehabilitation that aims to recover the balance system of a patient who has suffered from a concussion. Auditory therapy uses sound therapy to send influence the mechanisms of the outer ear that are used to send information to the brain that determines whether or not your surroundings are balanced.