Falling is a serious concern for many:
1 in 4 adults 65 years and older will fall
Falls are the #1 causes of injuries and death from injury
Falls are not just a normal part of aging
Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from fall-related injuries in the US
Are you or a loved one at risk for a fall-related injury?
Here are some questions to ask:
- Do I feel unsteady?
- Am I afraid to fall?
- Do I feel as if I’m moving when I know I’m standing still?
- Do I lose my balance and fall?
- Do I ever feel disoriented or like my brain is in a fog?
- Does my vision become blurred?
If you think you may have a balance disorder we can help. Call our clinic at 352-372-9414 to schedule an appointment.
Find Your Center with the Balance Experts at Accent Physician Specialists!
At Accent, we provide a comprehensive assessment to evaluate the function of your inner ear balance system and assess your fall risk, then craft a plan that meets your specific needs. Tests are administered and interpreted by a licensed doctor of audiology.
A camera is used to record eye movements. A “scuba mask” type of head gear is used to hold the camera. Instructions include following lights on a screen and moving into different positions. The final part of the VNG consists of putting warm and cool water into the ears to stimulate the inner ear.
This test involves wearing a safety harness, you try to remain standing on a moving platform. A posturography test indicates which parts of your balance system you rely on most for feedback (inner ear, visual, or muscle).
Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)
Recording electrodes are placed on your neck, forehead, and under your eyes to measure muscle contractions in reaction to sounds.
This test measures electrical potentials generated by your ears when they are exposed to sounds. The results are shown as a waveform and indicate the pressure of the fluid in the inner ear.