Neuro-otology tests

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What is Neuro-otology tests?

They refer to a set of clinical and technological tests that allow determining if there is any type of problem with the vestibular system of the inner ear, which is related to balance.

Among the main tests are:

  • Audiometry and logoaudiometry.
  • Videonystagmography and electronystagmography.
  • Rotational tests.
  • Computerized dynamic posturography and impedance audiometry.

Symptoms: 

Some signs and symptoms that may indicate problems in the vestibular system are:

  • Instability.
  • Dizziness.
  • Facial paralysis.
  • Hearing loss that is transient, permanent, and usually in one ear.
  • Vertigo.
  • Ear ringing, tinnitus.

If you suffer from any symptoms related to balance, a neuro-otology test is recommended, which lasts approximately 35 to 45 minutes. No particular preparation is required. If you have cerumen in the ear canals, it is necessary to remove it manually. It is required to fast for at least eight hours, have suspended vertigo medications for 48 hours prior to the test (under your treating physician’s authorization), wear comfortable clothes to be able to perform the necessary movements, bring your glasses (if applicable), avoid using lotions and makeup.

At the Neurophysiology Clinic we are prepared to offer you the most advanced neurophysiological tests to diagnose the various pathologies that affect your nervous system, which represent a quantitative, reproducible, and generally non-invasive measure that enriches the neurological examination, providing an interaction platform and support in the diagnosis and treatment of neurologically affected patients.

The tests we perform include all the tools of a comprehensive neurophysiology service:

  • Electroencephalogram.
  • Electromyography.
  • Evoked potentials.
  • Outpatient polysomnography.
  • Hospital polysomnography.
  • Transcranial doppler.
  • Neuro-otology tests.
  • Otoacoustic emissions.
  • Intraoperative monitoring.
  • Magnetic stimulation.

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Fuentes: 

  • cun.es
  • mayoclinic.org
  • medlineplus.gov
  • msdmanuals.com
  • medigraphic.com
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