Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults with moderate to severe balance or dizziness problems who have seen or been referred to a health care specialist for evaluation and treatment
Baseline: 70.7 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with moderate to severe balance or dizziness problems had seen a health care specialist in 2016 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 76.7 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Many people in the United States have balance problems or dizziness disorders, like vertigo, light-headedness, and fainting. These are often caused by problems in the inner ear, or vestibular disorders. Many vestibular disorders can be treated, but they’re often misdiagnosed. These disorders are best treated by a team of audiologists and physical and occupational therapists.