Diagnosis and Testing
One reason vestibular problems are so challenging is that there is no definitive test for dizziness – no lab test, X-ray or other diagnostic tool that can confirm the presence of dizziness or measure its intensity.
As much art as science, when investigating vestibular problems, the team looks at the total body of evidence, including the patient’s testimony, description of symptoms, history and response to specific exercises and movements performed in a laboratory setting.
The Jenks Vestibular Laboratory is one of the leading facilities in the word dedicated to measuring balance system function. Founded in 1986 through a gift from James L. Jenks, the laboratory is a center of diagnosis and research, where data are gathered to support both your doctor’s investigation and where federally funded balance research projects are conducted.
With years of experience in diagnosis, treatment and research, the Mass. Eye and Ear team has created new tools, refined available tools and developed sophisticated computer models for better accuracy and consistency and success in management.