Mayo Clinic doctors and scientists are studying new ways to diagnose and treat balance problems. Specific efforts include developing clinical tests that help evaluate the function of specific components within the vestibular system, and finding links between personality types, specific genes and the risk of developing chronic dizziness.

The Neuro-otology Program has a multidisciplinary team researching a range of conditions affecting balance. The Aerospace Medicine and Vestibular Research Laboratory investigates and develops strategies to enhance human health and performance in the aerospace environment, encompassing the mitigation of motion and simulator sickness.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic doctors on balance problems on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Dec. 16, 2015
  1. Furman JM, et al. Evaluation of the patient with vertigo. Accessed Oct. 1, 2015.
  2. Balance disorders. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Diseases (NIDCD). Accessed Oct. 12, 2015.
  3. Rakel RE, et al., eds. Otorhinolaryngology. In: Textbook of Family Medicine. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2016. Accessed Oct. 2, 2015.
  4. Furman JM, et al. Pathophysiology, etiology, and differential diagnosis of vertigo. Accessed Oct. 2, 2015.
  5. Marx JA, et al., eds. Dizziness and vertigo. In: Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Saunders Elsevier; 2014. Accessed Oct. 12, 2015.
  6. Branch WT, et al. Approach to the patient with dizziness. Accessed Oct. 1, 2015.
  7. Riggin EA. Decision Support System. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Sept. 21, 2015.
  8. Shepard NT (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Oct. 21, 2015.
  9. Barton JJS. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Accessed Oct. 1, 2015.
  10. Black DF, et al. Vestibular migraine. Accessed Oct. 1, 2015.
  11. Thompson KJ. Retrospective review and telephone follow-up to evaluate a physical therapy protocol for treating persistent postural-perceptual dizziness: A pilot study. Journal of Vestibular Research. 2015;25:97.
  12. Dinces EA. Meniere disease. Accessed Oct. 2, 2015.
  13. Vestibular testing. American Hearing Research Foundation. Accessed Oct. 12, 2015.
  14. Furman JM, et al. Treatment of vertigo. Accessed Oct. 2, 2015.
  15. Kaufmann, H. Treatment of orthostatic and postprandial hypotension. Accessed Oct. 2, 2015.
  16. Park JA, et al. Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma). Accessed Oct. 2, 2015.