The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance. There are mechanisms located in your inner ears, called the vestibular system, that inform your brain about your position, orientation in space and movement at all times in order to maintain your balance. There are several types of dizziness.
- Vertigo: The sensation that either you or the environment around you is spinning
- Disequilibrium: The sensation of being “off-balance”
- Light-Headedness: The sensation of feeling faint or weak, such as being close to passing out
- Presyncope: Loss of consciousness or “blacking out”
Our office offers an array of vestibular tests in order to accurately diagnose and treat your dizziness symptoms. These tests will include a hearing test along with a combination of any or all of the following tests.
- Videonystagmogram (VNG)
- Rotational Chair Testing
- Electrocochleography (ECoG)
- Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
- Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs)