Vestibular (Balance) Testing

Some audiologists evaluate vestibular (balance) function in clients experiencing vertigo, dizziness and/or balance problems.

A series of tests are used, including Electronystagmography (ENG) and Videonystagmography (VNG). These tests measure eye movements and may involve the patient watching or tracking a moving light or objects, insertion of cool or warm water into the ear canal or changes in physical movement. Abnormal "nystagmous" (eye movement) may indicate neurological or ear conditions effecting normal balance function.