Types of vertigo

Twirling around in a circle with outstretched arms and giggling while the world got wobbly was a common childhood game for many of us. But that spinning feeling loses its appeal when it strikes without warning or cause.

It could be vertigo.

Whether it’s caused by loose crystals in your head or an inner ear disorder, vertigo can impact your life significantly until treated. 

We talked with Swedish audiologist, Dr. Mary Henry, AuD, FAAA, about the different types of vertigo, their causes, symptoms and treatments.

Find a doctor

The doctors and audiology team at Swedish understand how disruptive losing your sense of balance can be to your daily life. Search our provider directory to find an expert that can help you stop the spinning.

Related resources

Dizziness from loose crystals in your head

What to expect from a vestibular balance assessment

Swedish Balance Center

Swedish Neuroscience Institute

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