Here at Quail Creek Ear, Nose, & Throat, we offer several tests for dizziness and balance disorders. There are many causes for dizziness and our tests focus on the functionality of the ear. Individuals may feel light headedness, imbalance, spinning, swaying, unsteady when walking, nausea and vomiting.

These symptoms may come in episodes or be constant, and can affect how an individual performs daily activities.



Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a type of dizziness resulting from the misplacement of crystals (otoconia/canalith) in the semicircular canals, which are a part of the inner ear balance system. When the crystals are out of place, they cause symptoms of vertigo that are associated with head movements such as laying down, rolling over in bed, and sitting up. Individuals affected with BPPV may feel: lightheadedness, imbalance, spinning, nonspecific dizziness, and nausea.


Testing performed to diagnose Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). During a diagnostic maneuver of the head, the eyes are observed to see a specific involuntary movement to indicate if the testing is positive or negative for BPPV.


Treatment for BPPV. When the Dix-Hallpike is positive, an Epley Maneuver or Canalith Repositioning Procedure (CRP), is performed by the licensed audiologist. It is a series of movements of the head to reposition the crystals in the balance system. Once the maneuver is performed, you will be provided with post maneuver instructions and scheduled for a 2 week follow up with the audiologist. ​


Videonystagmography (VNG) test is used to assess the function of the vestibular organs located in the inner ear. During testing, goggles are worn and eye movements are tracked during various tasks. The results of testing help determine the cause of the dizziness and balance disorders. Once testing is completed, your ENT physician will review the results with you the same day.