Hearing loss affects about 25 to 30 million people in the U.S. It can affect individuals of all ages. Excessive noise exposure and presbycusis, or hearing loss associated with aging, are the most common causes of loss of hearing.
Balance disorders, in particular dizziness and vertigo, can occur because of a problem with the body's vestibular system, which includes structures of the inner ear. This system regulates balance, posture and the body's orientation in space.