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A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy, or have a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating. An organ in our inner ear, the labyrinth, is an important part of our vestibular (balance) system. The labyrinth interacts with other systems in the body, such as the visual (eyes) and skeletal (bones and joints) systems, to maintain the body's position. These systems, along with the brain and the nervous system, can be the source of balance problems.
Inner ear balance disorders common, linked to falls among American seniors

Inner ear balance disorders common, linked to falls among American seniors

Missing molecules lead to deafness

Missing molecules lead to deafness

Zebrafish help understand hearing loss

Zebrafish help understand hearing loss

Genetic defect causes immune deficiency and balance disorder

Genetic defect causes immune deficiency and balance disorder

NASA and NIH to use International Space Station to answer questions about health and diseases

NASA and NIH to use International Space Station to answer questions about health and diseases

Exercise shows beneficial effects in patients with Parkinson's disease

Exercise shows beneficial effects in patients with Parkinson's disease

Succimer therapy improves balance and movement in lead-exposed children

Succimer therapy improves balance and movement in lead-exposed children

"Ipod-like" device to help correct balance disorders

"Ipod-like" device to help correct balance disorders

Vertigo sufferers may be suprised to learn just how easily curable their conditions are

Vertigo sufferers may be suprised to learn just how easily curable their conditions are

Mouse stem cells may help restore hearing loss in humans

Mouse stem cells may help restore hearing loss in humans