Evaluating & Treating

Problems with the equilibrium system can result in dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance. The equilibrium system is very complex and cannot be directly observed. To truly understand a patient’s equilibrium, a number of sophisticated tests must be performed, correlated, and compared.

Balance disorders are often accompanied by changes in hearing and/or ear function. These changes can be acute and hardly noticeable by the patient. Vestibular testing will include comprehensive testing of your outer, middle, and inner ears. These tests include audiologic, tympanometry, immittance, and distortion product otoacoustic emission tests.

A number of complex pathways control our equilibrium.  A comprehensive vestibular evaluation will include sophisticated measures of these pathways and your central nervous system.