We provide a hardware software solution for Balance risk and assessment
Assessment of a patient with dizziness and/or imbalance complaints considers both the central and peripheral vestibular system as well as sensory and motor balance components. Balance system assessment is an interdisciplinary endeavor, with audiologists serving as experts in hearing and vestibular function testing. Balance system evaluation by an audiologist may be prompted by results of a case history and/or a medical referral.
The process (whether in a screening or a comprehensive assessment) always begins with a thorough case history.
VNG testing is the Gold Standard and a quantifiable diagnostic tool, which is necessary to differentiate between Peripheral Vertigo or CNS Vertigo, and assisting in identifying which side of vestibular system is abnormal in peripheral vertigo cases. That’s why clinicians and researchers world-wide rely on us for scientifically validated equipment, its documented accuracy and reproducibility, and exceptional support. balanceback’s patented technology is engineered, designed, and manufactured in the U.S.A.
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Video nystagmography (VNG) is a study used to clinically evaluate patients with dizziness, vertigo, or balance dysfunction. The vestibular system monitors the position and movements of the head to stabilize retinal images. This information is integrated with the visual system and spinal afferent in the brain stem to produce the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR). VNG provides an objective assessment of the oculomotor and vestibular systems. Essentially, the standard (VNG) test battery consists of 3 parts: oculomotor evaluation, positioning/positional testing, and caloric stimulation of the vestibular system. The comparison of results obtained from various subtests of VNG assists in determining whether a disorder is central or peripheral. In peripheral vestibular disorders, the side of lesion can be inferred from the results of caloric stimulation and, to some degree, from positional findings.
Software is a Windows® based program used to register patients,manage hardware, configure alerts,monitor eye movements in real time and to display and record data.
iFindTM built into the software, allows you to immediately lock onto pupils, saving significant time and improving accuracy.
Order of tests may be changed before starting test or within the testing module.
Editing Nystagmus points is made easy, with the click of a button.
Video Playback built into the software for ease of use and convenience.
Hi-Res color reports may be printed or saved as PDF for easy integration into any EMR program. Buttonology, provides clear, easy, intuitive commands for various tests and functions of the software.
The software also features easy-to-use reporting tools to create interpretive reports
with a single mouse click.
Performing appropriate screening measures may determine the need for further assessment, referrals, and/or a management plan when a patient reports dizziness or balance problems. Screening may assist in triaging patients, ruling out emergencies, and determining probability of central (brain/brainstem) versus peripheral (vestibular labyrinth, eighth cranial nerve) origin. Vestibular and balance screening may be performed by audiologists as well as other trained medical professionals, as appropriate.