We will review your medical history and complete a thorough physical examination. Our audiologists will then administer more tests to determine what is causing your imbalance. Most often, balance problems are caused by the inner ear. The inner ear contains the labyrinth, which is a vital part of our balance system. It is in continuous relation with our eyes, bones and joints, helping the body to maintain its upright position. Our audiologists will use the following tests:
VNG – Videonystagmography
The patient will wear goggles that are equipped with advanced infrared cameras. These cameras monitor and record the patient's eye movements. Multiple tests will be administered, and the collected data will be compared to normal/average data.
VEMP – Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials
Electrodes will be placed on the patient's head and neck while simulated sound is being projected. The electrodes will record the patient's vestibular nerve's movements. If movement isn't detected, trauma or injury can be detected.