Dizziness is another common reason patients may be referred to Audiology. Dizziness can be described as imbalance, lightheadedness, vertigo (the perception that you or your environment is moving), foggy-headedness, etc. Your brain, eyes, ears, heart and blood vessels, muscles, bones, and joints all contribute to your sense of balance. If any one of these is not functioning as it should, you can experience dizziness or imbalance. Many medical conditions and medications can cause dizziness or imbalance.
In the Audiology department at Summit Medical Group, we assess your symptoms of dizziness and imbalance by performing a vestibular evaluation. During this evaluation, we seek to understand whether your dizziness or imbalance is originating from the balance organs within your inner ear. The results from this testing will help with the management of your dizziness or imbalance.
- Functional balance testing
- Head Impulse Testing (HIT)
- Videonystagmography (VNG)
- Caloric testing
- Dix-Hallpike testing and canalith repositioning maneuvers for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)