Vestibular Assessment

Vestibular assessment protocol at UCSF is made up of a number of subtests that examine the effectiveness and interaction of your vestibular system (the inner ear), and screens the somatosensory (flex and pressure sensors in your feet), and vision system contribution to your overall stability and balance. The assessment will help us determine which system may be contributing to your specific symptoms and give direction for treatment. As specified by your referral or based on your symptoms and medical history, the assessment may include:

  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Rotational chair
  • Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP)
  • Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT)
  • Assessment/Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

For more information about the various disorders and tests, please visit the UCSF Balance and Falls Center.