Equilibrium and hearing loss
The Vestibular is the organ of
equilibrium. Its function is to register the body's movements, sending information to the brain from three ring-shaped passages with different orientation that contains fluid and some little crystals that will react to the movement, ensuring that we can keep our balance.
Any alteration in this system will result in problems like vertigo, dizziness or poor balance. Hearing loss does not always produce alterations in the equilibrium, but in many cases people with balance problems have hearing loss associated.
Now that we know the different parts of the hearing system, we will learn what can produce hearing issues, and when it can be treated by a Doctor, or by an Audiologist or a Hearing Instrument Specialist.