If you have been experiencing any form of persistent dizziness, light-headedness or imbalance vestibular (balance) tests will be carried out to diagnose the underlying cause. None of the investigations are painful but may induce some degree of temporary dizziness or light-headedness. Patients attending on their own may need to rest in our waiting room for a few minutes after the tests. Some prefer to be accompanied by a friend or relative.
Certain drugs may affect the accuracy of the results. Therefore before undergoing these tests you will need to stop taking any balance medication, sleeping or sedative drugs and alcohol for at least 48 hours before testing begins. You should also not eat anything too heavy or rich beforehand. Ladies should not wear ANY eye makeup as this can interfere with placing the special camera goggles over the eyes.
As part of our on-going commitment to providing high standards of treatment to our patients, we are proud to be registered with the Care Quality Commission under the Care Standards Act 2000.
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Dr Gerald Brookes is regularly consulted by the media for his expertise. He has been interviewed by the Daily Mail, featured on Channel 4's Embarassing Bodies, looked after The X-Factor contestants and recently, appeared on BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans.
Media: Channel 4
Adele was experiencing dizziness and balance problems so severe that she could barely function. In desperation, after consulting her GP to no avail, she got in touch with Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies team. The show then contacted Dr Gerald Brookes, who was able to diagnose her rare condition as Basilar Migraine.
Catherine Eade was having dizzy spells and balance problems. When inexplicably she started suffering memory loss too, she consulted Dr Gerald Brookes at The Harley Street ENT Clinic who correctly diagnosed her problem as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
The Harley Street ENT Clinic looked after The X-Factor TV show contestants for many seasons. At the end of the 2010 season, Dr Gerald Brookes was interviewed by Nicky Broyd of Boots WebMD on the perils of high pressure performing.