Patient Perspective

Step 5: Support

Find a support network

You are not alone.

Millions of people experience vestibular dysfunction. By sharing with others, your own experience is validated, which can give you hope, as well as useful tools for coping with the daily impacts of a chronic illness.

Support Groups

In-person and online support groups dedicated to helping vestibular patients allow you to connect with others who are also struggling with vestibular impairment. Many people find the validation they receive in a support group helpful in getting them on the road to recovery. You'll also learn tips from others who have been in your shoes.


VeDA shares current information on our Facebook page about research, coping tips, and patient stories. Follow VeDA on Facebook, or join one of many other Facebook groups that offer support to vestibular patients.

One-on-One Support

If you would like to speak to another vestibular patient to share your experience and get support, contact VeDA to be connected with a VeDA Ambassador.

Family Support Network

The friends and family members who care for vestibular patients provide essential support. Without firsthand experience, these individuals are challenged to learn about vestibular disorders in order to lessen the impacts of their loved one's illness. VeDA seeks to focus attention on this important part of our vestibular community and to support their efforts.

VeDA Online Forum

Ask questions and share with other people with similar conditions in an anonymous setting through our online forum.