Vestibular Assessment &
Treatment Sheffield

Vestibular Treatments Sheffield

The team at Peter Byrom has a number of Audiology qualifications; he initially passed the British Association of Audiology Technical Exams and gained a certificate in Audiology from the University of Nottingham, following this he went on to complete a Diploma in Healthcare and Bachelor of Healthcare Science degree BHSc (Audiology) at the University of Leeds.

Due to the extent of the understanding and knowledge he has gained he can offer you a range of hearing services, Vestibular assessment and treatments are one of the main services he can offer you.

For more information on the Audiology services that Peter Byrom provides in local Sheffield, or should you require an Audiologist, contact Peter’s hearing services centre today. Our team can also provide you with Lenire Tinnitus therapy and much more. Get in touch today to find out all the information you need.

Why Do Your Ears Help With Balance?

Have you ever felt a fleeting dizzy spell? One that appears out of nowhere and lasts a little while, affecting both ears, just your left ear or just your right ear? It is estimated that during a lifespan 4 in 10 people visit their GP due to consistent dizzy spells or dizziness. The sensation you may feel when this happens is the sensation of floating, spinning, feeling faint. Believe it or not but this issue may be happening because of a problem with your inner ear.

Loop shaped canals in your inner ear form part of the vestibular, this part of your ear and hearing process has hairlike sensors and a fine fluid, this is what helps keep your balance. If you have been diagnosed with vertigo this problem also stems from this part of your ears. At the bottom of the canals you have utricle and saccules, these contain sensory hair cells.

These cells are the parts of your inner ear that monitors your head placement and help you keep your balance. Things such as moving forward, backwards, being in a lift and everything else is monitored, helping you keep your balance.

Your Ears truly are incredible.

What Causes Vestibular Problems?

The feeling of dizziness is when a patient feels lightheaded, faint, unsteady and also generally unwell, giving off the feeling of movement, whether it is surrounding objects or yourself who is moving. Hearing loss can also happen, more often than not temporary hearing loss is due to the stress in the ear canal. Disequilibrium is the term we use in the professional industry, this refers to the loss of equilibrium that comes with disorientation.

This feeling is where you can feel like you are spinning, this can sometimes be confused with vertigo which is one of the symptoms of vertigo. Another inner ear medical condition. You can have a range of hearing disorders that are associated with ear balancing, our clinic in Sheffield can help with a range of treatment options which we will discuss below.

Balance is maintained through vision, nerves and the vestibular, these body components all work together to process the information you need to focus and balance, sometimes something as simple as blocked ears can cause balance issues, but more often than not it is something more serious. Our bodies are incredible and can make up for changes in vision or nerve input, however, hearing loss is more difficult to deal with and without the use of a hearing aid, it can be incredibly difficult to resolve.

Ear Vestibular Symptoms

Here at Peter Byrom in Sheffield, we have worked with clients who use hearing aids and have hearing problems for a number of years, during this time our knowledge and understanding have expanded meaning we are able to help with a range of other treatments. Vestibular assessment and treatment is one of these options, before you make any appointments you need to know what to look out for. We have put together a list of symptoms that are associated with ear balancing issues.

Signs and symptoms of balance problems include:

  • Sense of motion or spinning (vertigo)
  • The feeling of faintness or lightheadedness (presyncope)
  • Loss of balance or unsteadiness
  • Falling or feeling like you might fall
  • Feeling a floating sensation or dizziness
  • Vision changes, such as blurriness
  • Confusion

If you find these are associated with the problems you have been having, get in touch with our team here in Sheffield, you can make an appointment and we will carry out a full assessment. We want to get you treated as soon as possible and help all of our patients feel better as soon as we can. Hearing loss and dizziness can be really distressing but all your need to do is phone us, we will get you back to a full hearing and proper balance asap.

Hearing Loss & Balance Treatment

Depending on your symptoms, our team may make you an appointment to assess whether or not your problems are stemming from an ear balancing issue or something else. If we can determine it is ear imbalance there are a handful of treatment options we can offer you as a professional audiologist.

Treatment depends on the cause of your balance problems. Your treatment may include:

  • Balance retaining exercises: Audiologists are trained in helping deal with balance problems, through a simple test we can work out a way to customise balance exercises. Therapy and rehabilitation can help with ear imbalance and help improve your overall balance. This will help you prevent any falls or dizzy spells from becoming unmanageable.
  • Positioning Procedures: A therapist might be able to offer a procedure that will help clear the particles that are blocking the inner ear, this will deposit them into another area of your ear and help focus your balance more. This procedure involves manipulating your head into a number of stances to carry out this treatment.
  • Diet Changes: Limiting your salt intake along with items such as caffeine, alcohol and certain personal triggering ingredients will help with imbalance. This will also help if you have postural hypotension. Drinking fluids, wearing compression socks and clean eating can have benefits to help with balance also.
  • Medications. If you are being treated for Vertigo you may have been prescribed medications from your doctor that can help with the dizziness and lightheaded spells.

For Audiology in Sheffield Contact Peter Byrom

When it comes to audiology in Sheffield or any of the surrounding areas in South Yorkshire, be sure to make Peter Byrom your first port of call. We have years of experience in the industry and offer a full range of dedicated audiology and hearing services for patients. No matter what your hearing requirements might be, from wax removal, hearing tests to hearing problems and tinnitus, be sure to make us your first choice. Contact us today to book an appointment in local Sheffield.

Peter Byrom is an Audiologist and Hearing Aid Dispenser who specialises in a range of Audiology & Hearing Aid Dispensing services. Based in Sheffield he covers all of South Yorkshire including Chesterfield, Barnsley, and Rotherham. He is qualified with a Masters in Science (MSc) Advanced Practice and has over 25 years NHS (latterly as adult clinical lead) and 15 years private sector experience. He is registered with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). His aim is to provide the best Audiology Service available to you.

Our Clinics
  • Peter Byrom Audiology
    Thornbury Hospital
    312 Fulwood Road
    Sheffield S10 3BR
  • Peter Byrom Audiology
    12 Causeway Head Road Dore
    Sheffield S17 3DT
    0114 419 1800