What Can a Balance Test Tell You?
Balance tests help you determine what’s causing vertigo or dizziness. Balance issues often stem from issues in your inner ear and can be diagnosed through a series of tests.
Common Balance Tests
Vertigo and dizziness can be caused by many things, from a common cold to an ear infection, to more serious health conditions. To help determine what’s causing your balance issues, we may administer the following tests.
Getting a hearing test and evaluation will rule out common issues such as impacted earwax, ear infections, and fluid behind the ear.
Standing on a platform, you’ll be challenged to maintain balance in a variety of situations. Based on your results, we’ll be able to isolate where your balance issue is stemming from.
How Should I Prepare for a Balance Test?
Come with a list of any medications you are taking. Some medications are known to cause dizziness, and others may interfere with the results of the test.
- Avoid alcohol or caffeinated drinks 24 hours before your test.
- Do not use makeup or lotions on the day of your test.
- Bring your hearing aids and glasses if you have them.
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