Help yourself and others with vestibular disorders
VEDA helps people understand what it means to have a vestibular disorder, how to cope and seek effective treatment, and where to get support.
People can feel lost, alone and confused when they first discover that they have a vestibular disorder. Many are initially mis-diagnosed; their coworkers think they're "faking it" or overreacting to "just being dizzy."
People tell us that their world spins, and they want it to stop. They can't rely on the competance they used to have. They are exhausted and deflated.
But they are also determined to find a way to manage their vestibular disorder, and to help others avoid the lengthy struggle they have endured.
VEDA helps hundreds of thousands of people each year re-discover how to live productive lives. You can help, too!
what Actions can i take to help myself and others suffering from a vestibular disorder?
Your donation helps VEDA continue to provide information and support to countless vestibular patients and expand our advocacy efforts so we can help reduce diagnosis times and improve treatment outcomes. VEDA has been a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization since 1987, so your donation is tax-deductible, and every cent makes a difference!
By becoming a member of VEDA you're joining a community of support - people who understand what it feels like to have a vestibular disorder. Membership benefits include a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, "On the Level," discounts on books and publications, and access to an online forum of people who can relate to what you're going through.
Support groups provide a unique and critical service: acceptance. VEDA maintains a list of vestibular support groups. If none exist in your area you may want to consider starting one of your own. VEDA can help by providing sample meeting outlines, topics, and access to others in your area that might want to join.
Research into vestibular disorders can help the medical profession understand more about what causes vestibular dysfunction and which treatments are most effective. If you would like to participate in a research study we recommend that you read, "What should I know about vestibular research" first. You can also learn more about specific research studies currently underway.