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    A Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence

    Balance Testing

    Balance testing is used to evaluate a person’s vestibular function, hearing, and vision when a balance disorder is suspected. Barrow Neurological Institute offers a full range of diagnostic tests for balance disorders.

    Diagnostic tests include:

    • Computerized dynamic posturography
    • Computerized electronystagmography/infrared video oculography
    • Electrocochleography
    • Electroneurography
    • Electro-oculography
    • Epley maneuver
    • Rotary chair vestibular test
    • Tilt-table testing
    What is Balance Testing used for?
    • Vertigo
    • Dizziness
    • Syncope
    • Ataxia (uncoordinated muscle movement)
    • Chronic imbalance
    • Recurrent falling
    • Hydrocephalus (cerebrospinal fluid buildup in the brain)
    • Postural hypotension (low blood pressure due to change in body position)
    •  Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement)
    Am I a good candidate for Balance Testing?

    You may be a good candidate for balance testing if you are having problems with balance, hearing, or vision. The tests may help your doctor determine the cause of your symptoms and formulate an appropriate treatment plan.

    • Date of last review: April 19, 2017

    About Barrow Neurological Institute

    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.