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.
- Videonystagmography (VNG): 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.
- Posturography: 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.
- Electrocochleogrpahy (ECOG): 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.