Let’s Find the Cause of Your Dizzy Spells
Diagnosing dizziness is often a process that will usually begin with a hearing test. Hearing tests are ordered for patients who report dizziness because the balance system is found in the inner ear. The hearing test allows a look into how a patient’s ears are functioning. The Audiology Center is able to perform several types of tests for dizziness. These tests are ordered by a referring physician, most commonly an otolaryngologist, also referred to as an Ear nose & throat doctor. The tests that the physician orders is determined by the type of dizziness symptoms a patient is reporting.
Tests of the balance system include:
- Video nystagmography (VNG)
- Electrocochleography (ECOG)
- Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP)
- Repositioning maneuvers are also performed to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
These tests require that the patient follow specific “Pre-test” instructions up to 48 hours before the test date. Patients are given these instructions when they schedule their appointment. It is the patient’s responsibility of read and follow all of the pre-test instructions.