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Hearing and Balance Disorders

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.

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UCSF Clinics & Centers

Audiology

Audiology Clinic
2330 Post St., Suite 270, Campus Box 0340
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-2101
Fax: (415) 353-2883
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Balance and Falls Center
2380 Sutter St., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115-0340
Phone: (415) 353-2101
Fax: (415) 353-2883
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Cochlear Implant Center
2380 Sutter St., First Floor
Box 0342
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–2464
Fax: (415) 353–2603
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