The symptoms of an inner ear or vestibular disorder can vary
in severity from person to person. The list of symptoms that
I have listed below are the commonly mentioned complaints from
the members who visit The Dizzy Lounge Message Boards.
Some members describe their dizziness as a feeling of being
either off balance, feeling faint, a rocking sensation, a sensation
that they are moving when they're not, or true vertigo (where
the room or objects spin around them). Many also complain of
a feeling that they are suddenly pushed either backwards or
forwards, and at times feel a strong sudden pull towards the
Hearing loss either slight or severe is very common with an
inner ear disorder. Often if hearing loss is not present at
the onset of this disorder it may develop later on. Ear noises
such as ringing in the ear known as tinnitus or other sounds
such as cracking, popping, clicking, or humming sounds are
very common. You may also feel a lot of pressure and sometimes
pain in your ears. Most have an intolerance to loud noises
or the stereo effect where noise is either in front and behind
them or to each side at the same time.
You may experience double or blurry vision along with a sensitivity
to bright lights or flashing objects. Some people also have
jumping or bouncing vision, poor depth perception, and an increase
in their dizziness if they look up or down. Any visual stimulation
such as watching TV, moving traffic or reading can also be
a trigger for the dizziness. Dark rooms, carpets with alot
of pattern, and open spaces are also a very common complaint.
Muscle & Joint
Headaches, neck pain, and leg stiffness often along with a
tingling sensation on the top of their heads, face, arms and
Anxiety and panic often go hand in hand with this disorder
sometimes however it can also lead to depression, so if you
are feeling very tired, frustrated, sad, easily cry, and have
either lost interest in things you once enjoyed or you just
don't think you can handle feeling this way any longer, please
seek professional help.
Other complaints from people living with this disorder are,
Nausea, motion sickness, forgetfulness, confusion, heat and
cold intolerance, slurred speech, flu like symptoms vivid dreams,
fatigue, tremors, and clumsiness.