Vertigo and Imbalance
Vestibular system includes part of the inner ear and brain that process the sensory information involved in controlling balance and eye movements. If a disease or injury damages these processing areas, vestibular disorders can result. Vestibular disorders can also be worsened by genetic or environmental conditions or for unknown reasons. Vestibular disorders can occur frequently and can affect people of different ages. Overall vertigo from a vestibular problem counts for a third of all dizziness symptoms reported to health care professionals. Vestibular disorders cause dizziness, vertigo, and other symptoms that can’t be seen and that are often difficult for others to understand. MedEar provides appropriate diagnostic testing to investigate your vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance. You do not need a referral from your doctor, you can simply contact us to schedule an appointment. Below are the tests that we perform for our vestibular evaluations. Please be aware that not all dizzy testing are the same. Upon completion of your testing, the tests are interpreted by the Doctor of Audiology and reviewed to your in detail. The Audiologist will provide necessary recommendations and is more than happy to collaborate with your physician. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we are happy to discuss.
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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
There are three different provoking maneuvers used – the DIX-HALLPAKE maneuver, the Side Ling maneuver, and the Role Maneuver. Patient will where comfortable clothing. With the assistance of the audiologist, patient will sit on an exam table and lay flat back with their head at a 45-degree angle. The audiologist will observe nystagmus is present or not. Patients may feel a brief bought of vertigo, nausea, light headedness that usual resolves within a minute. The provoking maneuvers can be tailored for patients with neck and back trouble. If torsional nystagmus is present, the audiologist will immediately perform canalith repositioning treatment for the affected canal. Patient should experience relief within 1-2 treatments.