What is a vestibular test?
A vestibular test evaluates your vestibular, or balance, system. This test may be used for patients who experience dizziness, vertigo or other balance problems.
What should I do before my vestibular test?
Certain medications, such as for dizziness, pain, sleeping pills and cold medications, can interfere with the results of this test. Please contact our clinic with any questions regarding this. Do not discontinue medications before consulting with your physician.
On the day of the test:
- Wear comfortable clothing, pants are preferred.
- Don’t wear eye make-up
- Don’t eat for a few hours before the test. If you need to take medicine with food, choose something bland like toast.
Will the vestibular test make me dizzy?
Some people feel dizzy or nauseous, and some don’t, but even if you do, the symptoms are of short duration. We aim to make you as comfortable as possible. We do recommend having someone drive you to and from the test in case you experience any of these symptoms.