Difficulties with verbal communication. If you suffer from vertigo and are having problems with language, it is an indication that the condition might be quite serious. While vertigo is more usually an indicator of problems with the inner ear, it can also possibly be caused by a condition or an infection that is causing brain damage. If you have problems with speech or in understanding language, and these symptoms are accompanied by vertigo, you would be well advised to see your doctor immediately. This is even more urgent if you have recently suffered a concussion or if you have a serious condition that could lead to brain injury.