What is a Balance Test (VAT/ENG)?

This test measures the vestibular region in the brain, and how well our eyes, inner ear, and brain communicate to make sure we stay steady. Over time, or due to illness, infection, or brain injury this communication system can break down slightly, causing us to bump into things, feel more clumsy, or worst case, fall. If someone has irregularity between these systems, simple exercises that are done at home can cure most coordination issues.

Balance Testing (VAT/ENG) Facts

  • Balance Testing is done while seated in a chair.
  • It only requires movement of the head and neck to get reliable test results.
  • It takes 15-30 minutes to complete.
  • Test results can be faxed to your doctor’s office.

Vestibular Disorder Facts

  • 1 in 3 seniors will fall this year.
  • Inner Ear Disorders are the leading cause of dizziness and falls.
  • Over 69 million men and women in the US suffer from vestibular dysfunction (inner ear disorders).
  • Patients that suffer from vestibular dysfunction are typically asymptomatic.
  • Effective treatments exist for vestibular dysfunction when correctly diagnosed.



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