Dizziness

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
A woman feels dizzy sitting on a couch.
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Yale’s Medical Campus has a joint clinic that combines the resources from the Hearing and Balance Center with its Otolaryngology (ENT) Center.
  • Our doctors conduct cutting-edge research on treating inner ear disorders.
  • We have specialists at the Hearing and Balance Center that specializes in conditions related to dizziness.

When is the world seems to spin around you, there might be a a variety of different underlying causes from high blood pressure, inner ear problems to neurological disorders. It's both important and tricky to get the proper diagnosis for those underlying conditions. 

Patients who come to Yale Medicine with symptoms of dizziness will be given a comprehensive evaluation, using advanced diagnostic techniques, in order to identify the underlying cause.

“I spend a lot of time with each patient, trying to understand their symptoms in as much detail as possible,” says Dhasakumar Navaratnam, MD, director of the Hearing & Balance Program in Yale Medicine’s otolaryngology department. "That is the first and most crucial step on the road to recovery."