Published: Dec. 9, 2009
Updated: Feb. 15, 2010
A comprehensive evaluation of your vestibular (balance) system is scheduled prior to your appointment at Duke Vestibular Clinic.
This testing is done to help determine the cause of your dizziness. It is designed to give a comprehensive assessment of the balance system and the results will be used to make decisions on how to best treat you.
Some of the tests require that we record eye movements so it is very important that you not wear make-up, especially eye make-up to the exam.
Three different tests may be used to evaluate the balance system. Tests include:
In all, these tests will take about two hours to complete. Each of them will be explained prior to beginning and the results will be explained once testing is completed.
Because of the nature of these tests, we request you follow these guidelines:
It is best that someone accompany you to the appointment and drive you home following the examination.
If you have any questions regarding the testing, please call 919-684-1195.