The Role of Ears in the Balance System

a man balancing

Balance disorders come in many forms, each with a debilitating effect. The ability to orient to our surroundings is crucial not only to mobilizing on two legs but also to avoiding dizziness and the feeling that the room is spinning. Others with vertigo may feel suddenly faint and disoriented, seemingly out of the blue. Like … Read more

Hearing Loss and Sleep

A woman sleeping in a dark room.

When you think about the relationship between hearing and sleep, you may recall a time when you heard too much to sleep. A noisy environment can be quite distracting when you are trying to let your mind go to rest, and we have all experienced interruptions to the sleeping process due to sound at one … Read more