Audio Vestibular studies examine hearing and balance.
Audio Vestibular Testing
Audio Vestibular studies examine hearing and balance. Comprehensive testing and personalised treatment can help dizziness, vertigo and balance concerns.
- To assess the auditory system (hearing), several tests are performed to assess the integrity of the outer, middle and inner ear, and the nerves which conduct the sounds to the brain as electrical signals.
- To assess the vestibular system (balance), tests are performed to detect and diagnose disorders of the peripheral and central vestibular function, which can cause vertigo, imbalance and dizziness.
Auto-Traverse Rotary Chair
Rotary chair testing is the gold standard for confirmation of suspected bilateral vestibular hypofunction but can also aid in the diagnosis of unilateral peripheral vestibular loss due to its high sensitivity.
It has the advantage of evaluating the vestibular system over a wide range of frequencies that provides clinicians with a more comprehensive insight into the vestibular system.
The Orion Auto-Traverse rotary chair will be the first in Europe and will be based at Parkside Hospital by the end of the year.