Videonystagmography (VNG) testing has been recommended because you are experiencing dizziness, imbalance, vertigo, or a combination of all three. The test is scheduled for approximately 1.5 hours and you will need a hearing evaluation prior to this testing. This test is designed to help locate the source of your dizziness or balance disorder. Your ears need to be free of wax/debris for this testing.
Please read these instructions carefully, dress comfortably, as you will be sitting and lying on an exam table for the duration of testing. These tests are not painful. However, you may feel dizzy after the test, so we ask that you arrange for someone to drive you home after the testing is completed. Additionally, goggles with small infrared cameras will be worn to measure and record your eye movements during the testing. You cannot wear glasses or contacts during testing.
Failure to notify will result in a “no show” fee of $50. These tests are not painful. However, you may feel dizzy after the test, so we ask that you arrange for someone to drive you home after the testing is completed.
Certain medications may change the findings of the VNG/ENG. Please avoid these substances for 72 hours before your appointment:
• Anti-dizzy medications (Antivert, Meclizine, etc.)
• Medications which contain any of the above
Certain medications may change the findings of the VNG/ENG. Please avoid these substances for 48 hours before your appointment:
• Alcoholic beverages
• Non-essential medications
• Pain medication or narcotics
• Muscle relaxers
• Sleeping pills
• Over-the-counter cold or allergy medications
• Nothing to eat or drink 3 hours prior to testing.
• NO – Caffeine (Coffee, Tea, Diet pills, Soda, Chocolate, Excedrin, Etc.)
• NO – Tobacco or Nicotine (Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, Vapes, Chewing Tobacco, Etc.)
• NO – Make-Up, Creams, Lotions, or Powders on face. Eyes must be completely free of mascara.
• NO – Earrings, Necklaces, or jewelry around your head/neck.
If you have any questions or are unsure about a medication you are taking, please consult your physician or the audiologist. If any of the above instructions are not followed, your test will be rescheduled.
PLEASE CONTINUE with medications for your heart, blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid, seizures, or any other life-sustaining medications. You may also continue to take hormones and Tylenol. Contact your prescribing doctor about coming off anti-depressants.
You will be required to wear these goggles during the entirety of testing, you will not be able to wear glasses during testing.