Testing Techniques for Vestibular Disorders

We offer the most technologically advanced testing equipment available for the screening and diagnosis of balance and vestibular disorders.  All tests are administered by experienced ENG technicians under the supervision of board-certified neurologists.  Such testing includes the following:

  •  Computerized Platform Posturography (CPP) assesses balance problems through the detection of vestibular weakness and measurement of standing ability.
  • Vestibular Autorotation Testing (VAT) evaluates the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR), which is responsible for stabilizing images on the retina when the head is moving.
  • Electronystagmography (ENG) evaluates involuntary eye movements known as nystagmus, which can be a normal response or may result from vestibular or central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction.
  • Auditory Evoked Potentials (AEP) measure the auditory nerve’s response to stimulation.  AEP may help to distinguish auditory nerve dysfunction from damage of the brainstem’s auditory pathways.
  • Otoacoustic Emission (OAE) records sounds produced from within the inner ear in response to acoustic stimuli.
  • Electrocochleography (EcochG) measures the electrical responses generated in the inner ear in response to sound stimulation. 
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) evaluates whether the saccule, a sensory organ of the inner ear, and its central pathways are intact and working normally.