What are vestibular tests?

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Charles J. Sophy, MD
Adolescent Medicine
Vestibular tests are tests that help determine if there is a problem with the vestibular [balance] portion of the inner ear.  The tests can help isolate dizziness symptoms to its specific cause; given the knowledge of its specific etiology, the dizziness can often be treated.

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