Balance Investigations

Hearbase offers a range of diagnostic tests to help your consultant manage your balance disorder. We also work closely with physiotherapists at some of our key hospital locations, delivering programmes of diagnosis and treatment to help you recover quickly and effectively from episodes of imbalance.

Videonystagmography (VNG)

This is a means of recording eye movement while you carry out a range of visual exercises. This puts parts of your balance system through a “workout” which is designed to highlight any potential anomalies. We also mildly stimulate the balance system and record the responses to help us to understand more about the functioning of the balance organs in your inner ear.

Video head impulse test (VHIT)

Is another video-based technique which allows us to measure visual tracking in response to rapid head movement. This tool can help us understand aspects of balance dysfunction.

Vestibular rehabilitation

Working in association with physiotherapists, vestibular rehabilitation consists of diagnosing your condition with the tests outlined above and developing a programme of physiotherapy exercises to retrain your balance system and speed your recovery.