About Balance Tests
ACE Audiology Melbourne operates a balance assessment service from its Head Office in Bulleen. You may self refer or attend with a referral letter and/or Care Plan authorization from your Doctor. The results we can provide will assist your GP in the management of your balance condition.
The information panels explain the balance system, typical disorders and vestibular rehabilitation. Our balance disorders panel contains a link to our health information pages which have downloads that contain additional URL’s to authoritative sources should you wish to obtain more information.
Balance DisordersACE Audiology provides balance disorder assessments using the latest in Videonystagmography equipment. BPPV Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV) is a common balance disorder that causes sensations of vertigo when the head is moved in particular directions. Classical symptoms are of a vertiginous sensation upon rolling over in bed, laying back in bed or on looking … Continue reading "Balance Disorders"Read More
Our Balance SystemHow does our Balance Work? To begin a discussion around balance disorders it is helpful to have some understanding of how or balance organ works. The organs responsible for balance are Three Semicircular canals in each ear Two Otolith organs known as the Utricle and Saccule also in each ear. Anatomically the balance organ is … Continue reading "Our Balance System"Read More
Balance Disorders, Diagnosis and TreatmentBalance disorders have a variety of causes and a thorough balance history, bedside assessment and balance tests are required to determine the likely cause of your difficulties. It is natural to be concerned about having a balance disorder. Not only can you have symptoms of vertigo and nausea, you will find there are now restrictions … Continue reading "Balance Disorders, Diagnosis and Treatment"Read More
Vestibular RehabilitationSome balance disorders can inflict permanent damage upon your semicircular canals and otolith organs (utricle and saccule) and/or the nerves that supply them. When this happens a process of central compensation occurs that serve to bring you back to near normal functional capacity. This relies on the fact the balance system has a duplicate substitute … Continue reading "Vestibular Rehabilitation"Read More