Vestibular Rehabilitation

The Program  |  Goals  |  Eligibility  |  Audiological Evaluations  |  Hearing & Balance Center  |  Locations

According to the National Institutes of Health more than 40% of Americans will experience dizziness that is serious enough to go to a doctor.

HHCRN Vestibular Rehabilitation BannerBalance related falls account for more than half the accidental falls in the elderly, while 85% of dizziness and equilibrium problems are the result of pathology within the inner ear. Approximately 5-10% of people over the age of 65 will experience BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).


The Vestibular Rehabilitation Program

  • Vestibular Assessment
  • Balance and Gait Assessment
  • Comprehensive Evaluation of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Individualized Program of Treatment and Exercise

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Goals

  • Decreased Fall Risk
  • Decreased Dizziness Symptoms
  • Improved Balance 
  • Increased Ability to Perform Activities of Daily Living

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Eligibility

Patients with any of the following symptoms are candidates for vestibular rehabilitation:

  • Balance Problems
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Nausea
  • Motion Intolerance
  • Positional Intolerance

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Audiological Evaluation for Hearing Loss

If you think you may have a hearing loss, your first step is to see an audiologist. An audiologist is a licensed health-care professional who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating people with hearing loss and balance disorders.

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Hearing & Balance Center

The Hearing & Balance Center at Hartford Hospital utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

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Locations

  • Backus Hospital Rehabilitation Network

    The William W. Backus Hospital Rehabilitation Network is a dedicated, dynamic, interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals consisting of Physical, Occupational, Speech therapists and physiatrists who provide customized, coordinated holistic care to patients, their families, and the community to maximize their functional independence and enhance their quality of life.

  • Central Connecticut Senior Health Services

    Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is committed to helping seniors remain as healthy and independent as possible through every stage of their lives. At these locations, physical therapy in interwoven into many aspects of senior living as seniors are encouraged to make the link between their physical and mental well-being.

  • Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network

    Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network offers physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, sports medicine, and health & wellness programs. Our highly skilled staff work with people who have acute illnesses, injuries, and chronic diseases as well as those who are interested in injury prevention and/or personal fitness. We have the resources and expertise to cover the entire spectrum of diagnoses.

  • The Hospital of Central Connecticut Rehabilitation Network

    The Hospital of Central Connecticut Rehabilitation Network offers inpatient and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy. Licensed physical and occupational therapists and speech language pathologists work with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to address each patient's needs and help him or her achieve maximum function.

  • Windham Hospital Rehabilitation Network

    The therapists at Windham Hospital have cared for the physical therapy and rehabilitation needs of the Windham community for more than 40 years, and we are proud of our long legacy of excellent service to our patients and the community.

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