Balance Problems

Getting you back on an even keel

Your ears don’t just hear. They influence how you balance. In our Harrogate clinic, we can assess the causes of dizziness, vertigo or balance problems and provide suggestions.

What do we need for good balance?

Being balanced involves having good eyesight, and a stable base in our feet. The body’s vestibular system needs to be in good health too. This collection of structures in your inner ear are what give you the sense of being right-side up or upside down.

Rehabilitation exercises to improve your balance

If you feel like you need more help to improve your balance, we can offer one-to-one sessions tailored to your needs. These can also be helpful if you’re concerned that a relative or loved one needs more attention than their GP or specialist can offer.

A route to more investigation

Balance problems might indicate that something needs addressing in parts of the body other than your ears. We work closely with an experienced Ear, Nose and Throat specialist and will refer you directly to him.

What can cause balance problems?

Ménière's disease

This is an inner ear condition. Sufferers report sudden attacks of tinnitus [link to Services/ tinnitus], hearing loss, pressure deep within the ear or feeling like the room is spinning. You can find out more on NHS - Ménière's disease.


Your hearing and balance can be affected if the labyrinth, a delicate structure deep inside your ear, becomes inflamed through an infection. There are more details on NHS – Labyrinthitis.

BPPV Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is triggered when you move a certain way. It can make you feel like you’re getting off a playground roundabout, or are being thrown backwards. It's caused when tiny chalk crystals find their way into the wrong part of the inner ear. Find out more on the Ménière's Society BPVV Vertigo page.

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Next steps

To book your consultation, please take a look at our book an appointment page. You can also call us in Harrogate on 01423 429 222 or email

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Turn up the volume on your life. We offer unrivalled care to improve your hearing. We can also help with tinnitus, ear wax, noise protection and other hearing issues. We don’t just hear, we listen.

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