Your doctor should rule out other conditions that may be causing your vertigo, imbalance, lightheadedness, or dizziness such as blood pressure, medications, heart/vascular conditions, etc. We do not test general balance which is typically tested by a physical therapist.
What to Expect
This test takes about 2-3 hours. You will be wearing goggles, moving into different positions, and water of different temperatures will be placed into the ear canals. Testing will allow the audiologist to better determine the cause of your vertigo (true spinning) or dizziness.
We can treat certain types of vertigo. However, you will be referred to another specialist (Neurologist, Cardiologist, Otolaryngologist or Physical Therapist) for treatment if needed.
A vestibular evaluation can help you determine what is causing your inner problem.