Audiology

Vestibular Testing at Wake Forest Baptist Audiology

In addition to diagnostic testing for hearing loss, we offer vestibular (balance) testing to help patients who suffer with dizziness, vertigo, balance disturbances and problems related to the inner ear. We work closely with Wake Forest Baptist ENT/head and neck surgeons who specialize in treating disorders of the inner ears. 

Diagnostic Vestibular Tests We Offer Include: 

Computerized Dynamic Posturography

This series of balance tests evaluates which of the three main systems involved in balance (cues from your inner ears, your eyes or your body) you rely on the most. You will stand on a platform without your shoes on for approximately 20 minutes while your balance is challenged in various ways. You will wear a harness for safety.

Videonystagmography (VNG)

The VNG is comprised of a series of vestibular tests designed to examine whether there are any problems with your inner ear(s). The balance tests record how your eyes react to messages that your inner ears send to your brain. You will be asked to follow a light for some tests, and move into different positions, such as flat on your back or turned on your side. You will also have warm and cool water placed in your ear canals to evaluate the response from your inner ear. You will wear goggles that will record how your eyes are moving throughout these balance tests.  

You may also be scheduled for a hearing test before or after your vestibular testing. Patients with vestibular problems are often referred to physical therapy for rehabilitation.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about vestibular testing at Wake Forest Baptist.

Quick Reference

Audiology

Phone 336-716-3103
Fax 336-716-8161

Hours
8 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri

Adult Audiology

Hearing and Speech
2nd Floor Medical Plaza- Miller

131 Miller Street 

Winston-Salem, NC  27103 

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