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The vestibular system is important for the development of normal movement reactions and protective reflexes, and motor control for maintaining postural alignment, balance and vision. Damage to the vestibular system by disease or injury can have a major impact on an individual’s ability to read, write, sit unsupported, stand or walk.  

The Maryland Center for Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neuro-Otology has expertise in the evaluation, management and treatment of vestibular disorders. Common signs and symptoms associated with vestibular disorders requiring a visit or referral to a neuro-otologist includes:


Symptoms of Neuro-Otology include:

  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Wooziness
  • Spinning
  • Unsteadiness
  • Staggering
  • Lighheadedness
  • Dysequilibrium
  • Disorientation
  • Floating
  • Foggy headed
  • Drunk feeling