American adults with a chronic balance problem
Adults ages 40+ with some from of balance dysfunction
Seniors ages 65+ with dizziness complaints
Your balance system has 3 categories of sensory inputs. They basically send information into your brain that helps you understand where you are in relation to the space around you. These 3 categories are called visual, vestibular, and somatosensory.
What you see
How you move
The information that gets sent up to the brain
The doctors at Parr’s Pro Hearing can help figure out which category is malfunctioning.
We start by doing a full diagnostic hearing and middle ear evaluation.
Then, we move into an ENG/VNG test. That’s short for Videonystagmography Vestibular Diagnostic System (say that 5 times fast!).
During the test, you wear video goggles that have infrared cameras. These cameras record your eye movement, which can help us figure out what is causing the issue in your balance system.
The ENG/VNG test specifically checks for 10 things. They may sound a bit medical, but we will explain your results in a way that you can understand.
1. Spontaneous Nystagmus
2. Gaze-evoked nystagmus
3. Smooth pursuit or tracking abnormalities
4. Saccade accuracy, latency and velocity
5. Weak optokinetic nystagmus
6. BPPV using the Dix-Hallpike maneuver
7. Positional nystagmus
8. Caloric weakness
9. Pressure induced nystagmus
10. Head-Shaking nystagmus
The doctors at Parr’s Pro Hearing are certified with the American Institute of Balance.
Once we find out what’s causing the issue, we explore treatment options.
Simply go through the slides below to see the 4 treatment options we offer.