Vertigo & Tinnitus

  • Dizziness and tinnitus are the second most common disorders of the nervous system.
  • Each year millions of people go to the doctor because of dizziness.
  • More than 50 million Americans have tinnitus.
  • These treatable conditions greatly distress patients and disturb their lives.

Tinnitus and vertigo are disturbances of the sensations of hearing and balance. Tinnitus is overactivity in the hearing part of the brain. Vertigo is an abnormal motion sensation from the inner ear.

UC San Diego is one of a few select places in the U.S. with the expertise and technology to provide all approved treatments for vertigo and tinnitus, including:

  • New imaging technologies
  • Brain monitoring
  • Therapies and surgeries appropriately available for treatment.
  • Access to clinical trials

Using state-of-the-art technology and applying developments from burgeoning research, UC San Diego doctors can provide first class treatment for dizziness and tinnitus.

In addition to providing care, UC San Diego clinicians and scientists are actively working to develop new therapies for tinnitus and vertigo. To this end, they share their expertise in treating vertigo and tinnitus with other physicians, researchers and audiologists across the world to advance current care and discover better treatments.

More information about vertigo treatment.

Related Clinical Programs

Current Clinical Trials

Related Faculty

  • Jeffrey Harris
  • Nguyen Quyen
  • Erik Viire
  • Erika Zettner

Related Videos 
View a discussion on causes and treatments of inner ear disorders, including vertigo and tinnitus, with Eric Viirre and Neurosciences Chair William Mobley.