Balance Center in Gainesville, FL

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.

  • 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.

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