In benign positional vertigo, the sufferer develops a sense of spinning that comes on suddenly. This usually happens when one is moving the head. Those affected may have the feeling that the world is spinning around them. Vision problems, like the perception that things are moving, can accompany the vertigo, as well as blurring of vision. Benign positional vertigo usually lasts from a few seconds to a few minutes. Other symptoms that can occur include loss of balance, nausea, vomiting, and hearing loss.