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The Barrow Difference

The Barrow Difference – Neuro-Otology

The Neuro-Otology and Balance Disorders Program at Barrow is one of about 20 programs of its kind at academic institutions in the United States. Since 1994, our program has offered the most comprehensive team of balance disorder specialists in Arizona.

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Experience in Common and Rare Conditions

Barrow is the place to come when you need answers. We consider all possible causes of dizziness and balance disorders, both common and rare. If a cause can be found, our experts will find it. Our balance disorder specialists are experienced in the following conditions:

  • Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma)
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Cerebellar Ataxias, Episodic Ataxias
  • Chronic Vertigo
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)
  • Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness
  • Superficial Siderosis
  • Superior Canal Dehiscence
  • Tinnitus and Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Vestibular Migraine

Comprehensive Testing

More than 4 in 10 Americans will have an episode of imbalance at some point in their lives. Determining the cause and mechanism of imbalance is paramount. Therefore, we perform comprehensive testing to reach a diagnosis. Our testing capabilities include:

  • Audiometry
  • Computed Tomography (CT) 
  • Electrocochleography (EcochG)
  • Electroneurography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Posturography
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Vestibular Myogenic Evoked Potentials (VEMP)
  • Video Head Impulse Testing (vHIT)
  • Videonystagonystagmography (VNG)
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Comprehensive Treatment

Whether you need medication, a repositioning procedure, a dietary change, physical therapy, or surgery, we can help. As a program of Barrow Neurological Institute, we work with a variety of experts who can provide you with the complete spectrum of care.

For patients with cerebellar ataxia, we offer a comprehensive specialty clinic and access to clinical treatment trials.

Multidisciplinary Team

Barrow is known for its collaborative spirit across disciplines. The Neuro-Otology and Balance Disorders Program is no different. Our team of experts includes:

  • Audiologist
  • Fellowship-Trained Neuro-Otologist
  • Internationally Recognized Fellowship-Trained Otoneurologists
  • Otoneurology Fellow
  • Social Workers
  • Support Staff
  • Surgical Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialist
  • Vestibular and Balance Training Physical Therapists
  • Social Workers

Take the Next Step

Call to request more information or an appointment, or view our specialty-trained neurologists.