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The otoneurological assessment: conclusion

If a person is suffering from any dizziness or balance disorder, it is essential to conduct an in-depth examination of the inner ear and test the functioning of each receptor.


This examination is performed using videonystagmography (VNG) goggles and by measuring evoked potentials induced by sounds and collected either on the neck or the eyes.

 

Balance disorders should be assessed using an EquiTest to ascertain the cause and select the most appropriate treatment.

 

This otoneurological assessment will help to determine the indication for imaging and specify the type of imaging required: scan of the petrous temporal bones or brain MRI focusing on the internal auditory canals.

 

This serves two purposes:

 

1) to determine the cause of the dizziness or balance disorders;
2) to prescribe appropriate and effective treatment to help the patient’s life return to normal.

 

Prescribing unnecessary and potentially dangerous medication is a thing of the past.