News Updates: Health & Wellness

The Danger of Falling Down

Posted by Kerrie Denner

By Kimball Forbes, MCD

One of our greatest goals as hearing and balance specialists is to help prevent our patients from falling down. Part of the inner ear is the balance system and since we are balance specialists, our great desire is to prevent falls.

Balance off? Tips to help prevent falls

Posted by Kerrie Denner

Dr. Stuart A. Scherr, For The Inquirer 

Q: Why do older people often lose their balance when walking on thick carpeting or on the beach?

A: The ability to maintain balance relies on information that the brain receives from the eyes, muscles, joints, and vestibular organs in the ear. If any part of an older person's balance system is impaired, it could hurt the ability to adjust to ground surfaces.


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