Vestibular Function Tests at Wake Forest Baptist
Our doctors use vestibular function tests to determine if problems with the inner ear are the cause of dizziness, vertigo or imbalance. These tests often provide additional diagnostic information when the reason for dizziness is not made clear with a physical examination.
We offer the following vestibular function tests:
VNG (Videonystagmography)/ENG (Electronystagmography)
Many inner ear disorders cause nystagmus, or abnormal eye movement associated with vestibular problems. During VNG/ENG testing, the inner ear is stimulated by rapid changes in the position of the head and body and different temperatures (by irrigating the ear canal with water or air). The goal is to determine if both inner ears function and respond equally to stimulation.
Audiometric testing is a hearing evaluation that provides information about the health of the eardrums. It may identify middle ear fluid, which can affect balance, or auditory asymmetry associated with possible auditory nerve problems.
Learn about the balance disorders that we treat.