A multidisciplinary team at s s hospital focuses their practice and research on patients with dizziness, vertigo, vestibular disorders, and conditions affecting balance form a small multi–specialty group. Because the field of neurotology (or otoneurology) is defined primarily by the symptoms of the patients than by specific disease entities, experts in this area include all physicians whose disease interests may manifest as dizziness or imbalance. Such physicians include neurologists, neurotologic surgeons (otolaryngologists), audiologists, psychiatrists, and physical therapists, all of whom participate in the evaluation of patients.

Common conditions seen in this field include:

  • Positional vertigo
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Vestibular neuritis
  • Migraine–associated dizziness
  • Superior canal dehiscence
  • Vestibular schwannoma
  • Other central nervous system or general medical causes of imbalance and dizziness