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Balance Disorders Program

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The OSU Department of Otolaryngology Balance Disorders Program offers state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for patients with vestibular dysfunction (ear-related dizziness). Diagnostic testing includes audiograms when necessary, videonystagmography (VNG), and vestibular myogenic evoked potentials (VEMP). Specialized vestibular rehabilitation services are also available through our outpatient physical therapy department. Our mission is to promote a better understanding of dizziness and related conditions through an integrated partnership between clinicians, researchers, and medical staff. Dedicated personnel are available to facilitate timely evaluation and management.

Specific causes of dizziness addressed by our program include:

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Vestibular Neuritis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Ototoxicity
  • Migraine-related Dizziness
  • Perilymph Fistula
  • Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome
  • Multifactorial Dizziness
  • Vestibulopathy of Aging
  • Acoustic Neuroma and Other Cranial Base Tumor

Division Contacts:

Saul Strieb, AuD, Audiologist & Vestibular Laboratory Coordinator
Saul Strieb, AuD obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and his master’s degree in Audiology from the University of Maryland College Park. He received his Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Florida in 2009. He served as an audiologist at the Washington Hospital Center from 2001 through 2011, a position which included provision of Audiology services in several private ENT offices in Washington DC. He joined the staff of the OSU Department of Otolaryngology in 2011. His clinical interests include hearing aids, BAHA, vestibular assessment, and treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. 

Karen Smith , PA-C
Karen Smith, Physician Assistant, graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Masters of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies with an emphasis in Neurotology, 2006.  She worked as a PA in San Antonio for 3 years in otology--working with patients with ear related issues including vertigo.



Otology / Neurotology

Oliver Adunka, MD, FACS
Director, Division of Otology/Neurotology & Cranial Base Surgery
Edward E. Dodson, MDEdward Dodson, MD
Otology/Neurotology & Cranial Base Surgery
Aaron Moberly, MDAaron Moberly, MD
Otology/Neurotology & Cranial Base Surgery

Contact our OSU Department of Otolaryngology Balance Disorders Program to set up an appointment with one of our dedicated staff. Turn to OSU ENT for your ear, nose and throat doctor in and around Columbus, Ohio.