Balance Assessment

Vestibular (balance) assessment involves a series of tests designed to stimulate the vestibular system. The information obtained assists your audiologist and physician in determining the source of dizziness and helps to develop a treatment plan.

Vestibular assessment includes a thorough case history, hearing evaluation and ENG/VNG procedure. ENG/VNG is comprised of several subtests including:

  • Saccades and Tracking tests: You will be instructed to perform various tasks, such as following a light source on a bar
  • Position and Modified Hallpike: This test consists of lying on your side and back. If you have back or neck problems, please notify the clinician prior to testing.
  • Calorics: This test consists of and ear irrigation with warm and cool water or air.
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