The term “dizziness” means different things to different people. It can be used to describe true vertigo (spinning sensation), lightheadedness, disequilibrium, a feeling of faintness, confusion, difficulty walking, feeling off balance, etc. “Dizziness” is one of the most common reasons that people seek care from a doctor and can have a variety of causes, including medication-effects, metabolic disorders, cardiovascular issues, neurological disorders, psychiatric illness or ear-related problems. Vestibular dysfunction (ear-related dizziness) is only one of many potential causes of dizziness. Dr. Jacob, the most experienced Otologist/Neurotologist in Tucson, deals specifically with the treatment of ear-related dizziness:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Meniere’s Disease
- Labyrinthitis/Vestibular Neuritis
- Perilymph Fistula
- Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SSCD)
- Infectious Ear Disease – Otitis Media / Cholesteatoma
- Temporal Bone and Posterior Fossa Tumors – for example, Acoustic Neuroma, Glomus Tumors
Typically managed by Neurologists rather than Neurotologists, another disorder frequently diagnosed in Dr. Jacob’s clinical practice is Migraine Associated Dizziness.
Why Choose Us
- Dr. Abraham Jacob, Medical Director for Ear & Hearing (E&H) at the Center for Neurosciences (CNS), is fellowship trained in Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery.
- Dr. Jacob was a founding member of the University of Arizona (UA) Department of Otolaryngology prior to his departure and transition to CNS. At UA, he was Vice Chair of ENT and held the rank of full Professor with Tenure. He has an international reputation as an expert for treating ear diseases.
- Dr. Jacob transitioned his practice to the Center for Neurosciences in early 2017 as he felt that the new environment helped him to optimize delivery of personalized ear and lateral skull base care.
- Dr. Jacob’s patients are offered only the most up-to-date treatment options. After failing medical therapy, several of the above listed conditions can be managed with in-office procedures or surgery. As the first Neurotologist/Cranial Base Surgeon in Tucson, Dr. Jacob is uniquely qualified to provide such procedural services to patients in the desert Southwest.