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Conditions We Treat: Bilateral Loss of Labyrinthine Function

The labyrinth is a chamber in your middle ear that contains tiny organs that help you hear and maintain your sense balance while you’re in motion, such as when walking, running or simply moving your head quickly. Bilateral (occurring in both ears) loss of function can affect your sense of balance and make your visual world appear to “jump” when you are in motion.

Bilateral Loss of Labyrinthine Function: Why Choose Johns Hopkins

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  • Johns Hopkins neurologists have the expertise to diagnose bilateral vestibular loss.
  • With a full understanding of neurological conditions affecting the vestibular system of the inner ear, experts at the Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Center can recommend the most appropriate treatment for bilateral vestibular loss.
  • Our supportive, team approach, along with specialized physical therapy and rehabilitation, can improve symptoms and quality of life.

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Treatment for Bilateral Loss of Labyrinthine Function

Recovering from bilateral labyrinthine function loss takes time. The object of treatment is to help retrain your body to gauge space and motion, using other cues to compensate for the loss of sensation in your inner ear. At Johns Hopkins, we can recommend the newest and most effective therapies and help you get connected with a physical rehabilitation team.

Your Neuro-Visual and Vestibular Team

Dr. Newman-TokerDr. Newman-Toker, Director, Division of Neuro-Visual & Vestibular Disorders

Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to advancing neuro-visual and vestibular conditions’ treatment and research, and improving patients' lives.



Daniel Gold, D.O.
Amir Kheradmand, M.D.
David Newman-Toker, M.D., Ph.D.
David Zee, M.D.

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To request an appointment or refer a patient, please contact the Vestibular Disorder Staff at 410-955-9313.
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Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
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