According to Vestibular.org one recent large epidemiological study estimates that as many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the United States—approximately 69 million Americans—have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction. Of that number about 4% according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), (8 million) of American adults report a chronic problem with balance, while an additional 1.1% (2.4 million) report a chronic problem with dizziness alone.
If you are one of those people in the chronic category you might have asked yourself, can a Service Dog somehow help suppport me thru this and make my life a bit more normal. The answer is YES. A Properly trained service animal can infact help you in your daily life. Here is a recent article that Dr. Barbara Grossman’s sister wrote for Vestibular.org.