What is a VNG/ENG? The VNG/ENG is a test of the balance function of the inn
eye movements in response to stimulation of the ear and changes in body position. The time required for an ENG alone is about 1 hour. The test may make you feel “off-balance or dizzy”, and we strongly suggest that you bring someone with you
appointment. How is the test done? An audiologist performs the test. You will be positioned on an examining table and goggles with video cameras in them will be placed on your forehead and in front of your eyes. If you wear glasses, it is usually best to remove them before the test begins. The test consists of 3 parts:
You will be asked to visually follow a series of lights and patterns.
You will be asked to move from one positionn to another (e.g. from sitting to lying
Air will be gently directed into your ear canals. This part of the test is the most likely
***PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS BELOW***
Certain medications and substances can influence the results of the test. You must check with your prescribing ph hysician(s) who will decide if you may discontinue these medications for 48, preferably 72 hours, prior to the test. If you have continued w with any of these medications without checking with your physician, it may be necessary to reschedule the test.
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Alcohol, Caffeine, Tobacco Alcohol in any quantity (including beer and wine), and ccough mediccines containing alcohol (ex- Nyquil); tobacco, caffeine including coffee, tea, soda pop, and chocolate If it is necessary to continue the use of certain medications or anything else listed above, please inform the audiologist at the time of your appointment.
Contact Lenses and Glasses
If you wear glasses, bring them with you. If you wear contact lenses, please bring your glasses with in case they are needed.
In preparation for the test, you should only eat a light meal. Nausea is not common during testing, but is possible if dizziness during testing is experienced.
Because eye movements are recorded with video cameras, it is essential that the cameras be able to pick-up movement of the pupils. This means that facial make-up should not be worn (especially eye make-up such as eye-liner or mascara). If you do wear make-up, be prepared to remove it prior to the exam.
If a hearing test has not been completed within the last 6 months, it will be performed in addition as part of the balance assessment. If any questions arise, please feel free to contact our office and ask to speak with the audiologist. If restrictions are not followed, it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment. Please fill out all attached paperwork THE DAY BEFORE your testing and bring it with you.
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