The clinic has the latest equipment and test battery to assess balance problems.
Also available is a range of electro-physiology tests that provide information on hearing issues beyond the ear and up to the brain.
Your balance system is vital for normal every day activities. Balance problems can cause profound disruptions in your daily life and increase the risk of falls. A compromised balance system can shorten your attention span, disrupt normal sleep patterns, and/or cause excessive stress and fatigue.
Your Balance System
Comes from 3 systems working together :
- Visual system
- Sensors in your joints and muscles
- Vestibular system located in your inner ear
When balance is normal all three systems are perfectly matched. If one or more of these systems are compromised, conflicting information sent to the brain may make you feel dizzy and / or unbalanced.
There are many different types of balance problems with a large range of possible causes. It often requires a variety of health professional to work together to determine the source of the problem and subsequent treatment options.
At the Tasmanian Centre for Hearing, Audiologists can conduct a variety of tests to determine whether the vestibular system located in your inner ear is the cause of your balance problem.
Having tinnitus can be extremely distressing, especially when family and friends do no understand.
Being told by health professionals to ” just ignore the tinnitus” is not the solution for a lot of tinnitus sufferers.
The Tasmanian Centre for Hearing has specialist staff with the latest management and rehabilitation techniques that can reduce the level of distress associated with your tinnitus.
If you need help with your tinnitus, call the clinic now to book a tinnitus assessment and find out how we can assist you.