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hearing test at Chicago Dizziness and Hearing Tinnitus testing and treatment at Chicago Dizziness and Hearing Mat table used to do BPPV maneuvers An example of Epley maneuver for BPPV

  Address

645 N Michigan
Suite 410
Chicago IL
USA 60611

  Phone

312-274-0197

  Fax

312-376-8707

  Email  

Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnostic services
CDB is a "full service" integrated dizziness clinic, and we have three types of expert providers - physicians, audiologists, and physical therapists. We diagnose dizziness due to ear problems, brain (neurological) problems, blood pressure fluctuations, and many other causes. Most of our patients have already seen several other doctors and come to us to get things sorted out or for a more sophisticated treatment protocol than is commonly available. Nearly all of the diagnostic testing is accomplished at the clinic (except for MRI or CT scans). Details of the diagnostic procedures that we offer is found here.

Most common conditions


CDH has seen more than 18,000 patients between 1990 and 2013. The most common conditions that we diagnose at CDH include the following.

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Bilateral vestibular loss such as due to ototoxicity
      • BPPV (Benign paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - see algorithms)
      • Cervical Vertigo
      • Hearing loss
      • Mal de Debarquement syndrome
      • Meniere's disease (see algorithm)
      • Migraine (see algorithm)
      • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
      • Post-traumatic vertigo
      • Syncope and orthostatic hypotension (see algorithm)
      • Superior canal dehiscence
      • Tinnitus (see algorithm)
      • Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis.

We also see a lower but still substantial volume of general neurology problems such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Generally these patients also have dizziness or hearing issues.
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Testing
We offer an extensive array of dizziness and hearing testing in the clinic, including many procedures that are rarely found. For more information about testing, please go to this page
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Treatment
We treat the conditions that we diagnose. Our physicians, the two board-certified neurologists, provide medical management including drug treatment, and referrals to surgeons should surgery be thought advisable. The following lists the main disorders that are treated at the clinic.

Each type of treatment follows a protocol. An example of our treatment protocol for Menieres Disease Algorithm is shown in the flowchart below.

Menieres
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Audiology services
In addition to performing standard diagnostic testing, such as audiometry, our audiologists also provide tinnitus management services. Hearing aids services are not provided in the clinic.

hearing device

For tinnitus, (see Tinnitus algorithm) we offer a management program including both medication (overseen by physician providers), as well as custom tinnitus masking stimuli (overseen by Audiologists).
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Physical therapy
Our physical therapists administer treatments for BPPV as well as other types of dizziness amenable to rehabilitation, such as bilateral vestibular loss. They also provide some unusual types of physical therapy including treatment for motion sickness, use of the "wii-fit" for balance training, and tilt-training for orthostatic hypotension.

Vestibular rehabilitation - physical therapy for dizziness is a very important part of our practice. We have two outstanding and experienced physical therapists.

If you mainly need vestibular rehabilitation, especially just a few visits for treatment of BPPV, you can schedule directly with them, although a physician will see you briefly too to supervise the process. reception@dizzy-doc.com can set this up.

If you need a long course of physical therapy, we recommend that you find a place close to where you live. In this situation, our physical therapists may be appropriate as consultants.
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physical therapy