Balance Issues?


Hi, I am wondering about people’s experiences with two things: amusement park rides and driving over tall bridges and high, twisty overpasses. They both make me feel very uncomfortable sometimes, and I suspect it’s due to my hearing loss/ inner ear disorder. Some of the rides at amusement parks really make me feel nauseous. Driving over high bridges makes me feel anxious, but not nauseous. Could both of these be due to balance issues?
I don’t really remember what my diagnosis was from when I was little, but I am assuming it is inner ear disorder of some kind.



I’m really not good with any spinning motion. Kids roundabouts - yuck, event 1 rotation!

I roller skate and I’m trying to learn how to spin but I can only practise 2 before I get nauseous. I don’t know if this is linked to my hearing loss or if I’m just not good with spinning motion.



I have an ear imbalance, forget what it’s called and too long to go into here. Below are what to do for dizziness etc. It does work if you do due diligence. The exercises do work. There is a youtube video which gives a good visual of what to do. Here you go and Good Luck.

Cawthorne Exercises for Dizziness By Megan Richardson

Problems with the inner ear can cause feelings of extreme dizziness. A series of exercises, known as Cawthorne-Cooksey exercises, were developed in 1950 to help stop the dizziness. The exercises aim to re-train the brain to deal with the inner ear problem without causing vertigo or dizziness. Cawthorne-Cooksey exercises consist of four different types, including eye, head, sitting, standing and moving exercises.

Eye Exercises

Without moving your head, slowly look up and down. Next, look to the left, and then look to the right. Hold your index finger in front of your face. Continue to focus on your finger as you move it away from your face and close to your face again. After doing each of these exercises slowly a few times, do them more rapidly.

Head Exercises

Keep your eyes open as you perform the first set of head exercises. Bend your head forward, and then bend it backward. Repeat this exercise 20 times. Move your head to the left, and then move your head to the right. Repeat this exercise 20 times. Once you’ve done these exercises slowly, try doing them quickly. When you can complete the exercises with your eyes open, try to do them with your eyes closed.

Sitting Exercises

Sit down on the edge of a bed or on a chair. Shrug your shoulders up and down 20 times. Rotate your shoulders so your chest faces the right side of the room. Rotate your shoulders to the left so your chest faces the left side of the room. Repeat these shoulder turns 20 times. Place an object on the floor in front of you as you continue to sit in your chair. Bend down and pick up the object, and bring it back up. Repeat this 20 times.

Standing Exercises

Sit down in a chair, and practice standing up with your eyes open. Repeat this 20 times. If you are able to stand up without feeling dizzy, try it with your eyes closed. Stand up, and throw a small ball from hand to hand. The ball should be thrown above eye level. Lower the ball, and throw it back and forth at knee level. Make a 360-degree turn with your eyes open. Try it with your eyes closed once you can do it without feeling dizzy.

Moving Exercises

Walk across the room 20 times with your eyes open. Make sure the room is free of clutter, and walk across the room 20 times with your eyes closed. Walk up and down a flight of stairs with your eyes open. Very carefully try this with your eyes closed, but hold onto a handrail to keep yourself from falling.

Note: You may feel dizzy/nauseous doing these but it will go away.