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.

Self-pay and insured patients are welcome

The Harley Street ENT Clinic has agreed contractual rates with most health insurance companies such as United Healthcare Global, Aviva, Allianz Worldwide Care, Bupa, CIGNA, Simplyhealth, Standard Life (PruHealth), Aetna International and WPA amongst others.

We also deal directly with the insurance companies saving you the trouble of paying first and then reclaiming.

Patients funding their own treatment will be provided with consultation fees and the potential cost of onward treatment at the time of booking their appointment.