There are lots of causes of dizziness which may have nothing to do with the balance organ in the inner ear.  Fainting, heart, thyroid, eye, brain and nerve disorders can all make you feel dizzy.  One type of dizziness is “vertigo” which is the sensation of the room moving or spinning in relation to the patient.  Vertigo is specifically linked to problems with the inner ear.  There are different types of inner ear dizziness that all require different treatment.  Consultants can diagnose most causes of dizziness by asking you lots of specific questions and performing a balance assessment in clinic.