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Vestibular Balance

Balance Disorders Program

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Balance Disorders Program offers state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for patients with vestibular dysfunction (ear-related dizziness).

Diagnostic testing includes audiograms, videonystagmography (VNG), and vestibular myogenic evoked potentials (VEMP). Specialized vestibular rehabilitation services are also available through OSU's outpatient P.T. department.

Our mission is to promote a better understanding of dizziness and related conditions through an integrated partnership between clinicians, researchers and medical staff. Dedicated personnel are available to facilitate timely evaluation and management.


Specific causes of dizziness addressed by our program include:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Ototoxicity
  • Migraine-related Dizziness
  • Perilymph Fistula
  • Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
  • Multifactorial Dizziness
  • Vestibulopathy of Aging
  • Acoustic Neuroma and Other Cranial Base Tumors

To make an appointment, call 614-366-ENTS (614-366-3687).

Balance Program Faculty and Staff:

Dr. D. Bradley Welling, MD
Dr. Edward E. Dodson, MD
Karen Smith, PA​​​​
Vinita Brinda, Balance Technician​​​
Ohio State is recognized by U.S.News & World Report as one of the nation's best hospitals for care of the ear, nose and throat. Schedule an appointment with Ohio State's experts in otolaryngology. Call 614-366-3687(ENTS).