Deep within your ear is a balanced organ that keeps the person upright while moving left and rights and motions forward and backwards. Balance problems occur due to disruptions in the senses, which causes dizziness. The person might feel the room is spinning or feeling unsteady and loss of balance while walking.
Each symptom can have a specific cause. Vertigo, presyncope, lightheadedness and others can be associated with certain conditions.
There could be a specific type of dizziness, and these symptoms will help to identify the loss of balance-
Balance problems can occur when a person is sitting, standing or lying. There are many tests a doctor may prescribe to know the actual reason for the dizziness. Neurologist, the cardiologist can commence the test, physical therapist or the primary doctor.
A very common test done is VNG (Videonystagmography), A prevalent in which the movement of eyes are recorded simultaneously to know whether the issue is related to the inner ear or not. It is usually performed by an audiologist or ENT physician.
Another test is ABR Auditory Brainstem response. In this test, the patient comfortably lies down with closed eyes. The brain waves record the brainstem responses and would help in detecting the problem.