Decades of Advancing Vestibular Research and Patient Care

The Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Disorders Center aims to improve the health of our community, the region and the world by setting the standard of excellence in clinical care, research and medical education related to the visual and vestibular systems. We seek to transform care for all patients with dizziness, vertigo and vestibular disorders, bringing modern technology to streamline diagnosis and treatment on these conditions.

What kind of doctor should I see?

Our center provides consultations for conditions linked to the parts of the brain that control the eyes, ears and face. We assist patients in diagnosis and treatment of symptoms such as sudden vision loss, double vision, facial paralysis or spasms, dizziness, vertigo and difficulty with balance when sitting or walking.
  • General Neurologist

    Most patients we consult come from general neurologists and other specialists who evaluate the symptoms and refer the patient to us when our expertise is needed.

  • Ophthalmologist

    If your main symptom is vision loss, you should get evaluated by an ophthalmologist, who may refer you to our center.

  • Otolaryngologist/ENT

    If your main symptoms are vertigo and imbalance, you should see an ENT doctor, who may refer you to our center.

  • Headache Specialist

    If you have headaches or facial pain without other symptoms, you should see a headache specialist.

  • Hearing Specialist

    If you have hearing loss without other symptoms, you should see a hearing specialist.

Vestibular Neuritis: Angela’s Story

Suddenly stricken with severe dizziness that left her unable to move with no known cause, Angela sought out help from the Johns Hopkins Vestibular Clinic. Learn how an accurate diagnosis and treatment got her back on her feet.

Vestibular and Ocular-Motor Oto-Neurology Clinical Fellowship

The Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Division in the Johns Hopkins Department of Neurology aims to develop the next generation of clinical, research and education leaders in oto-neurology.

Our Goals

We envision a world where diagnosis of neuro-visual and vestibular disorders is accurate, timely, and efficient, where treatments are effective and affordable, where patient suffering is alleviated, and clear vision and steady balance are restored. We see a future marked by robust understanding of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying visual, vestibular and ocular motor functions.

Support Our Center

The generosity of patients and other donors like you helps sustain our work, meet our goals and achieve our mission. Join us in solving the problem of undiagnosed and misdiagnosed dizziness to improve public health.