Diagnosis of a balance disorder is complicated because there are many types of balance disorders with many contributing factors.
Beaumont offers a multidisciplinary approach in the diagnosis of balance disorders. Management of balance disorders can involve a variety of specialists and subspecialists depending on the condition causing the disorder. Ear, nose and throat specialists (otolaryngologists) are usually involved, as are neurologists.
Diagnosis of balance disorder begins with a clinical history and physical examination by a physician who is expert in this field. Testing equipment available at Beaumont includes:
- electronystagmogram (ENG)
- hearing testing or audiogram
- auditory brainstem response (ABR)
- functional MRI