Balance Disorder Symptoms: Adults + Kids

Here is a good list of signs/symptoms that can occur because of balance disorders. Please note that just because you have these symptoms doesn’t mean you have a balance disorder.


  • Ear fullness, pain, pressure
  • Feelings of false movement or spinning
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Hearing loss, ringing (tinnitus), sound distortion, sound sensitivity, inability to determine sound direction
  • Motion intolerance or sickness
  • Difficulty in the dark
  • Cotton in the head or ears feeling
  • Blurred, bouncing and/or double vision, trouble watching motion, jerking vision, difficulty focusing, difficulty looking through binoculars, cameras, microscopes, and/or telescopes, difficulty with glare
  • Clumsiness, difficulty walking, difficulty turning, feeling of walking through the floor…

Symptoms that kids with vestibular disorders often display. Obviously, these changes in a child’s behavior can be accounted for in many different ways, but if children are displaying a few of these symptoms, it may be good to bring him/her to the doctor just to check on it. Better safe than sorry!

  • Clinging to a parent
  • Crying
  • Fear of being alone
  • Quiet and withdrawn
  • Seeks reassurance
  • Staggering around
  • Sudden falls

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