What balance disorders can be caused by inner ear disease?

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Eric E. Smouha, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)

Vertigo and imbalance are cardinal symptoms of inner ear disease. Other forms of dizziness can arise from neurological, cardiovascular, and metabolic disease. Common balance disorders include Meniere’s disease, benign positional vertigo, labyrithitis (“vestibular neuritis”), and vestibular migraine.

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