Your balance system, also known as the vestibular system, helps you stay upright and allows you to move without falling. Our balance and equilibrium are controlled through signals from the eyes, inner ear and sensory systems to the brain.
When your balance system is “off” you may feel symptoms like:
Because your balance system is located primarily in the inner ear, a hearing evaluation is a common diagnostic procedure. Another procedure used to find balance issues is test for nystagmus, or rapid eye movements.
At Harbor Audiology & Hearing Services located in Gig Harbor and Tacoma, Washington, we also offer videonystagmography, or VNG. It’s a series of seven basic tests which track eye movement through a video recording technique. Conducted with a comprehensive hearing test, VNG provides valuable information in helping to diagnose the cause of dizziness.
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