MICROSCOPIC HAIRS IN INNER EAR: Inner ear help divers know their up down orientation in water. Sounds under water are magnified. When we hear sounds (whether under water or above) microscopic hairs in our inner ears vibrate.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), BPPV, a form of vertigo, is thought to cause dizziness from debris that builds up in the inner ear (utricle). This debris is referred to by some as “ear rocks” or otoconia.
Our sense of balance is derived from a tiny stone in each ear, called an otolith (from Greek, literally "ear-stone"). The stones are built up in the inner ear from deposits of calcium carbonate crystals, seen here on the surface of an otolith.
#HealthyTuesday - Did you know that the inner ear helps you maintain balance? As audiologists, we evaluate the inner ear vestibular system & create a plan of action for treatment. If you or a loved one is experiencing dizziness/imbalance, call us to schedule! #ASWV #balance