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How many people suffer from vestibular dysfunction?

Though the exact number of people with vestibular dysfunction is not known, dizziness is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical attention. Each year, millions of people seek help from their doctors because they are dizzy or are having trouble with their balance. It has been estimated that, at some point in their lives, 40 percent of Americans will experience dizziness that is severe enough for them to seek medical attention. Inner-ear problems are especially common among older adults. Almost 10 percent of people over 65 years of age will experience vestibular disorders that require medical attention.

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Is dizziness a sign of vestibular dysfunction?
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Can vestibular dysfunction be prevented?
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What is vestibular dysfunction?
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Is research being done to investigate vestibular dysfunction?
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