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Defeat Dizziness during Balance Awareness Week

The goal of Balance Awareness Week is to reduce the time it takes to diagnose a vestibular disorder by increasing awareness.

"My children just think I'm dizzy because I'm getting older— but it is more than that."

Learn more about how vestibular disorders affect seniors.

"My friends and family just don't get what I'm going through. I feel so alone."

You aren't alone! 90 million Americans suffer from dizziness or imbalance during their lifetime. Click here for more information on help that is available to you.

"VEDA helped me find a doctor with a special interest in vestibular disorders."

Click here to search our provider directory.

"How do I know if I have a vestibular disorder?"

Find out more about the symptoms of a vestibular disorder and how they are diagnosed.

"Thanks, VEDA! You helped me learn how to live an active and productive life with a vestibular disorder."

How can I help others?

"I can’t function. The world is spinning out of control."

Learn to live with a vestibular disorder. Click here for more information.

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Latest News

The Miraculous Sound and Story of James Day
Aug. 14, 2014 | 11:42am

by Diriye Osman 

Things took a painful turn for James Day when he was diagnosed with Meniere's disease soon after he moved to NYC to study musical theatre at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  

Brain or Strain Injury? Tough to Tell by Symptoms Alone
Aug. 13, 2014 | 2:31pm

Cognitive problems and other patient-reported symptoms after head injury do not distinguish concussion from neck injury, researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo have found.

New Treatment Successful for Rare and Disabling Movement Disorder, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS)
Aug. 11, 2014 | 10:15am

People who suffer from a rare illness, the Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MdDS), now have a chance for full recovery thanks to treatment developed by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  Their findings were published online in the July issue of Frontiers in Neurology.  

Find Help

VEDA Resource Library

Visit VEDA's Resource Library to get more information about your vestibular disorder and download one of VEDA's many short publications.

Professional Provider Directory

You can use VEDA's online provider directory to search for a vestibular health care professional near you.
 
Note: You can select more than one provider specialty. Click here for definitions of the different provider specialties.

Check your symptoms

Use the Isabel symptom checker to get a list of possible diagnoses.
*Not meant as a substitute for medical care.

Patient Spotlight

Do you suffer from dizziness? You're not alone! In VEDA's "Patient Spotlight" vestibular patients like Melissa Jo Elliott tell their stories in their own words.

Click here to share your story.

Online Poll

Do your vestibular symptoms get worse during the summer or when it gets hot?

Patient Registry

Help VEDA collect data on the vestibular patient experience.

Together we can advocate for actions that reduce the time it takes to diagnose a vestibular disorder.

Click here for more information and to register.

Balance Awareness Week

balance awareness week 2014By increasing awareness about vestibular disorders we reach reach patients who have not yet been diagnosed to help them learn about vestibular disorders so they regain control of their lives. Learn how you can help VEDA Defeat DizzinessTM during Balance Awareness Week!