Vestibular (Balance) Tests

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.

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