For over 30 years, VeDA has helped vestibular patients and the healthcare professionals who treat them. Our vision is a world where vestibular disorders are widely understood, rapidly diagnosed, and effectively treated so patients can restore balance and regain life.
There are many ways that you can support VeDA!
By sharing your time and skills you will be making a valuable contribution to the vestibular community. Remote volunteer opportunities range from becoming a "Ambassador" to help VeDA raise awareness about vestibular disorders, to writing/copy editing, graphic design, and making calls to new donors.
Be part of a grassroots campaign that raises awareness about the challenges of living with a vestibular disorder. There are lots of fun ways you can make a difference, like creating a peer-to-peer fundraising page or entering the "Fiona Flamingo" photo contest. Learn more about campaigns like Balance Awareness Week and Steps-2-Balance.
VeDA advocates for the vestibular community to increase awareness about vestibular disorders, while implementing programs to reduce diagnosis times and improve treatment effectiveness, thereby improving the quality of life for vestibular patients. Learn more about what you can do to be an advocate for vestibular awareness.
Share information on your vestibular journey anonymously. Your data will be pooled with others to describe the vestibular patient experience and help VeDA advocate for improvements to the diagnosis, treatment and funding of vestibular healthcare.
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 promotional materials.
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.
Many of our community members share with us the story of their journey with a vestibular disorder. These heartfelt tales validate the patient experience and provide hope to others who are also struggling with the daily impacts of living with vestibular impairment.
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