OHSU Vestibular (Balance) Program
Balance and Dizziness (Vestibular) Clinic
The OHSU Vestibular Clinic cares for patients suffering from vestibular (inner ear balance) disorders.
You may have a vestibular disorder if:
- you have dizziness, vertigo, spinning/whirling/tilting sensations, floating/rocking sensations, unsteadiness or loss of balance.
- you have difficulty walking in the dark or on an uneven surface.
- you have hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ear), or sensations of pressure or fullness in the ear
- you have difficulty focusing or tracking objects with your eyes.
You are more likely to have a vestibular order if any of the above symptoms occur together or get worse with movement, loud sounds, pressure in the ear, or exertion.
Your symptoms may come and go, or they may affect you all the time. Your symptoms may be mild or severe. Obviously, severe symptoms affect your independence, ability to work, and quality of life. Even mild symptoms might signal a serious underlying disorder.
If you have any of the above vestibular symptoms, the OHSU Vestibular Clinic can help. Our professional staff, led by Dr Anh Nguyen-Huynh (Dr Anh to most of his patients), will provide you with comprehensive evaluation, including specialized testing of hearing and balance, in order to determine whether you have a vestibular disorder. A specialist of the ear and base of skull (otology and neurotology), Dr. Anh delivers both medical and surgical treatments as needed, and he works with vestibular therapists to improve function and quality of life for patients. He also collaborates with other doctors both at OHSU and in the community to ensure a thorough check-up of your entire balance system, if necessary.
How to make an appointment in the Vestibular Clinic
Please contact our office regarding scheduling appointments. Prior to scheduling an appointment, our providers often need to review chart notes related to the reason you want to be seen in order to coordinate any additional tests they may need in order to make the most of your visit. In some cases, we will require a referral from your primary care physician. We would be happy to discuss this with you to ensure we have all we need to expedite the scheduling process. Please contact us by phone or email to begin the process.
Phone: Vestibular Clinic 503 494-8135