The role of your GP is essential in excluding other potential causes. e.g. Aspirin, alcohol, concussion, epilepsy, irregular heartbeats, panic attacks etc. The ear specialist will usually have a working diagnosis on a history confirmed on the Neuro ENT examination. These include manoeuvres on the examination couch, e.g. for crystal disease.

A hearing test is a very useful tool together with an MRI scan of the brain if central causes are suspected (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis, tumours). Super Specialists in dedicated centres perform highly sophisticated tests, helping in diagnosing and managing complicated cases.

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