Think of the word ‘dizzy’ and you might think fondly of being spun around as a child and falling into a giggling heap. However, for some people, the word had taken on a much less enjoyable meaning, and feeling dizzy from hearing loss could even be ruining their lives.

Although there are a number of reasons why you can feel dizzy from hearing loss, the most common is when there is a problem with the inner ear. This is where the balance organ is found, and when this area is damaged in some way, the brain cannot process movement properly, resulting in a dizzy feeling.

The Inner Ear

When the inner ear is unable to work due to too much pressure from the fluid found there, poor circulation, infection, or any number of other problems, then it cannot send message to the brain to ‘prove’ that the nothing is moving and everything is as it should be. Balance is disrupted and dizziness follows on.


Being dizzy from hearing loss might feel exactly as it does when you have been spinning around for a while, but there are other symptoms too including:

  • Light headedness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Unsteadiness

If you lose consciousness then there may be another reason for your dizziness, and medical advice should be sought as this is not usually a symptom of an inner ear issue. Other problems that can cause dizziness include vision issues, migraines, eye muscle deterioration, vitamin deficiency, infection, tumours, and more.


Treating people that are dizzy from hearing loss that relates to the inner ear can usually be dealt with fairly swiftly. In some cases it is simply going to be down to a change in diet, and in others it might require medication. Extreme cases will need surgery. Perhaps it will be a combination of these things. This is why speaking to an expert about your symptoms and getting checked out is so important.

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