Otoneurology Evaluation (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
Body Area: Head / Neck
Body Parts: Brain
An otoneurology evaluation is with a qualified otoneurologist to investigate dizziness, imbalance, ringing in the ears, vertigo, or other problems that relate to the sensory connection of the ears signaling the brain. The otoneurologist will likely start with a physical examination that destabilizes the individual, and sometimes will include frenzel goggles or a dome to obstruct vision. Foam is used to make it more difficult to balance and to test somosensation. These tests will separate vestibular balance, or balance from sound, from other sensory balance issues.