Audiovestibular studies examine hearing and balance.
Both the auditory and vestibular sensory organs are located in the inner ear and this means that defects of one organ may affect the other; hence it is often necessary to assess both systems.
Patients are often required to have several different hearing and balance tests to correctly diagnose a problem as each test performed provides a piece to the puzzle.
Audiovestibular tests available at Wimbledon NeuroCare include, but are not limited to:
- Pure-tone Audiometry
- Loudness Discomfort Levels
- Tympanometry and Acoustic Reflex Measurements
- Otoacoustic emission studies including SOAE, TEOAE, DPOAE and contralateral suppression of OAE
- Auditory Brainstem Evoked Responses (ABR)
- Cortical Evoked Response Audiotometry (CERA)
- Videonystagmography (VNG) Eye Movement recordings and Rotation tests
- The Bithermal Caloric test
- Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)