Balance disorders


The causes that affect balance in humans, abnormalities and their symptoms such as vertigo, dizziness and disorientation.

Alternative labels

causes of balance disorders
disorder of balance
abnormalities in balance
balance disorder

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Balance disorders is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Audiologist: Audiologists assess, diagnose and treat patients ( children or adults) with audiological and vestibular disorders caused by infectious, genetic, traumatic or degenerative conditions, such as hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, imbalance, hyperacusis and auditory processing difficulties. They can prescribe a hearing aid and have a role in assessing and managing patients who may benefit from cochlear implants. 

Optional knowledge

Balance disorders is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Balance disorders – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022