If a patient is having dizziness and it appears to be ear related, then Electronystagmography testing may be ordered to help evaluate vestibular system function. This test provides an objective measure of the vestibular system by evaluating eye movements during different conditions. Electrodes are attached to the forehead and around the eyes in order to record the eye movements. The test takes approximately 1-½ hours and consists of three parts. The first part requires you to follow a series of lights with your eyes. The second part includes changes in your body position. In the third, part warm or cool water will be placed in your ear canals to stimulate the inner ear. The results are analyzed and compared to normative data so conclusions may be drawn about the patient's vestibular status.

Canalith Repositioning Treatment for Benign Paroxmal Positional Vertigo

The audiologists at North Texas Hearing Consultants have a wealth of experience in treating BPPV with canalith repositioning. BPPV occurs when tiny calcium deposits, or otoliths, become free floating in the inner ear. The otoliths move in response to head movement and provoke a brief episode of spinning vertigo. Canalith Repositioning moves the otoliths to a more appropriate area within your inner ear and stops the dizzy spells. This treatment is painless, fast and efficacious but must be performed EXACTLY right or it may make the symptoms even worse.

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