The Balance Center of Decatur ENT understands that dizziness can make ordinary tasks like rolling over, sitting up, or bending over challenging. If these movements make you feel as though you are spinning or nauseated and disrupt daily life, our specialized team can help.
The Balance Center is equipped for comprehensive balance and inner ear testing and treatment. We offer an expert team to interpret results and treatments ranging from medical and in-office surgical treatment to balance therapy and rehabilitation all in one convenient location.
New patients will meet with our ear, nose, and throat doctors to rule out more serious health issues that could cause dizziness. After reviewing the health history including an initial physical exam along with balance and hearing tests, you and your physician will plan the next steps in diagnosis and treatment. If needed, further inner ear testing can be ordered with the Balance Center’s computerized testing equipment.
After initial screening, should you need to return for testing, plan to stay two hours for a comprehensive range of tests. The tests and procedures done at the Balance Center are non-invasive and painless, but, as a safety precaution, please bring someone to drive you home.
A computerized test of your balance and specific areas that are causing problems
A video or electrode recording of eye movements to evaluate inner ear mechanism
A procedure designed for positional vertigo (BPV)
A functional balance evaluation for the development of a balance rehabilitation program
A computerized analysis of auditory and vestibular nerve responses elicited from using earphones and recording electrodes placed on your scalp and near you ears you will hear sounds and clicks. You will be asked to lie still and relaxed, some people even choose to sleep. (ABR, EcoG, VEMP)