Hello, we are the Vestibular Disorder Association or VeDA. For over 30 years, we’ve been a lifeline of support to anyone affected by vestibular (inner-ear and brain balance) disorders. We understand what you’re going through and will do whatever we can to help you on your road to recovery.
Steps-2-Balance is VeDA’s annual call to all “Vesties” — those living with a vestibular condition and their loved ones. It’s a week to celebrate the steps we have taken together on our journey to finding “Life Rebalanced.”
Better understand your diagnosis and treatment options, and get on the road to recovery.
The vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved with controlling balance and eye movements. If disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Learn about different types of vestibular disorders.
On the Level is VeDA’s quarterly newsletter. Each issue is available in a print or digital version, and features real-life vestibular patients, the latest research on vestibular science, and helpful tips for coping with vestibular symptoms. Click to learn more how you can get a copy of the Winter 2021 issue.
This journey is best taken together with those who understand what you’re going through, for patients and their loved ones.
Lynn Johnson lost her balance and livelihood to an autoimmune disorder. She sought out support, but couldn’t find any local support groups, and even if she did she was unable to drive herself to get there. Lynn describes the solace she has found through VeDA’s online support groups.
“I care for my mother because I care about her,” says Stephen. VeDA supports both vestibular patients and their loved ones on their journey as they learn how to adapt their lives to these invisible and unpredictable conditions.
Kayla’s symptoms included sensitivity to bright lights and sounds, as well as constant spinning, wobbly legs, unstable movements, aches, pains, numbness, and tingling. VeDA helped her understand her crazy symptoms and discover a community of support.
Vestibular disorders are invisible. You look fine on the outside, but inside you’re struggling with a myriad of debilitating symptoms. It’s easy to feel like you’re alone, and no one understands what you’re going through.
Reading about others who have been in your shoes can validate your experience and give you tips on what to expect and how to deal with it.
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