Services at Banner Baywood Medical Center  

Vestibular Testing With Audiology

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At Banner Baywood, we understand dizziness is not uncommon. Physicians say it is the second most common complaint of their patients.

Most often, dizziness comes from a disorder in the inner ear or the vestibular system. Dizziness and loss of balance can lead to serious injury. Once a person has fallen, they have an even greater fear of falling again. 
 
Balance problems can happen for many reasons, including head injuries, orthopedic conditions, stroke, and Parkinson's disease.
 
How does the vestibular system function?
The vestibular system controls eye movement and body position and helps maintain your equilibrium. More than 200 conditions can produce symptoms of dizziness.
 
To help your physician determine the cause of your dizziness, have a comprehensive evaluation performed to develop an effective treatment program.
 
What's involved in the audiology evaluation?
Banner Baywood Medical Center can provide an evaluation for dizziness or vertigo.
 
An audiologist can perform electro-physiological tests that measure your eye movements related to dizziness. This provides information about the inner ear, nervous system and eye movements. Because many people with inner ear problems can experience hearing loss, an audiologist may also evaluate your hearing. Further specialized testing may be completed if indicated.
 
Is a physician's referral needed to receive audiology services?
Dizziness can be caused by many things and not all of them result from vestibular deficits. For this reason, it is vital that you receive a medical evaluation. You may be referred by your family physician or a specialist. A physician's referral is needed to receive audiology testing.

Audiological Services
  • Audiological testing
  • Electronystagmography (ENG)
  • Videonysgamography (VNG) 
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
  • Vestibular Myogenic Evoked Potential (VEMP) 
  • Aural rehabilitation (hearing aids, speech reading, compensatory strategies)
Do you suffer from these symptoms? If so, consult your physician:
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Pressure or fullness in the ear(s) or head
  • Ringing or roaring in the ear(s)
  • Nausea
  • Hearing loss
  • Abnormal eye movements
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred vision
Audiology is located at Banner Baywood Medical Center on the second floor of the West Wing. We schedule patients from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
For more information, please call our office at (480) 321-4240.
Banner Baywood Medical Center
6644 E. Baywood Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 321-2000
 
 
 
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