Dizziness & Balance Services
Dizziness and balance problems can be a major influence on quality of life—and your safety. It can lead to falls or injuries, lost time at work, and even limit a person’s level of independence.
We offer a team approach to dizziness and balance issues and falls risk. We use advanced testing to diagnose balance disorders and work closely with our rehabilitative services department to provide a comprehensive approach for helping you manage and treat dizziness and imbalance.
Some of the tests we use to diagnose and help those suffering from dizziness or vertigo include:
Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)—our bodies have three systems that are important for maintaining balance. We use our visual system (eyes), vestibular system (inner ear), and somatosensory system (sense of touch). Problems with any of these systems can affect a patient’s sense of balance and lead to falls or injuries. The sensory integration test allows the audiologist to independently evaluate each system to help determine the source of imbalance for our patients.
Videonystagmography (VNG)—this test is performed to help rule out the inner ear as a contributing factor for dizziness. If the vestibular system (inner ear) is contributing to our patient’s dizzy symptoms, VNG testing can help determine if one ear or both ears are affected.