Patient Perspective

Step 1: About Vestibular Disorders

Learn more about your symptoms and possible diagnoses

Become your own healthcare advocate. The more you know, the better you can communicate with your healthcare provider.

Causes of Dizziness

There are many reasons a patient can experience dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance. Learn more about the possible vestibular and non-vestibular causes of dizziness.


The symptoms of a vestibular disorder can be difficult to describe, especially when they are exacerbated by fatigue and cognitive impairment. Learn more about possible symptoms of a vestibular disorder so you can develop a vocabulary that describes how you are feeling.

How Are Vestibular Disorders Diagnosed?

Become informed about the various diagnostic tests and procedures your doctor may perform to determine if you have a vestibular disorder.

Types of Vestibular Disorders

“Vestibular disorder” is an umbrella-term the covers many different conditions affecting the inner ear and brain that lead to vertigo, dizziness, imbalance, and other symptoms. Learn more about some of the more common vestibular diagnoses and see if any of their descriptions are similar to your experience. Use Isabel Symptom Checker to help you narrow your list of possible diagnoses based on your symptoms.

Vision and Hearing Problems

Many vestibular patients also experience vision and hearing problems. It is important to address these issues as part of your overall wellness plan.