Critical questions to consider

Critical questions to consider that would aid in diagnosing the cause of the vertigo / dizziness:

  • Do you have vertigo / dizziness attacks or is it a constant feeling of imbalance?
  • How often do you have vertigo / dizziness attacks?
  • How long does the vertigo / dizziness attacks last?
  • Do you have any symptoms or signs before the vertigo / dizziness attack starts (e.g. headaches, loud noises, fullness in the ear/s, stress, change in head / body position)
  • What other symptoms do you experience during or after the attack besides vertigo / dizziness (e.g. hearing loss, fullness in the ear/s, facial weakness, pain, headache, ringing in the ear/s, light or sound sensitivity)


Assessment of dizziness & balance disorders

Assessing someone with vertigo or dizziness is a comprehensive and extensive evaluation involving several professionals, usually including an audiologist, ear nose and throat (ENT) specialist and / or neurologist.


  • Diagnostic hearing assessment
  • Posture and gait assessment
  • Vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) assessment
  • Positional and positioning assessment
  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Auditory Brainstem Response testing
  • Cervical Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (cVEMP)
  • Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (oVEMP)
  • Video Head-Impulse Test (vHIT)
  • Dynamic Visual Acuity (DVA) & Gaze Stabilization Test (GST)

What our clients say

“I have had only good experience to date. The welcome as you come in the reception door is friendly and you are recognized by name. They make you feel at home! Hendrika is talented and efficient and makes the attention to my hearing loss a pleasant one.”

- Duncan Bain, 2014