for Physicians

Our standard test battery for a dizzy patient includes:

  • ENG/VNG

  • cVEMP and oVEMP 

  • vHIT

  • Hearing test

  • ECOG, ABR, and/or Cortical can be added to test battery

We do not accept patients without a physician's referral, preferably from a specialist. Our reports assume a working knowledge of each assessment so that the implications of the interpretations provided can be properly appreciated. 

 

Please note: Our assessments do not include a consultation with Dr. Rutka.

 

Please                              for a copy of our referral form. 

The referral forms can be faxed to us at: 416-340-3745.

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Comprehensive vestibular assessment

Vestibular issues are complex and there is no single test that can be done to rule out vestibular dysfunction.  Our standard vestibular test battery is a comprehensive work-up aimed at helping your referring physician to identify the source of the issue. 

What Is Included?
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Our standard test battery includes the following tests:

  • Videonystagmography (VNG) with water calorics
    • This test assesses for inner ear and central balance function, abnormal eye movements and benign proxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
  • Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs)
    • This test assesses the inner ear organs that help with up-and-down and forward-and-backwards movements
    • The two types of VEMP testing that we do is cervical VEMPs (cVEMPs) and ocular VEMPs (oVEMPs)
  • Video Head Impulse Test (vHT)
    • This test assesses how well the eye focuses when the head is moving.
  • Hearing Assessment
    • A hearing assessment with us will include the following:
      • Otoscopy
      • Pure-Tone Audiometry
      • Speech Testing

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Other procedures upon request (auditory evoked potentials)

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  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)- Neurological Assessment
    • This test assesses the integrity of the cochlea up to the lower brainstem. This is an objective test to determine neural transmission of an auditory stimuli.
  • Electrocochelography (ECochG)
    • ​This test assesses the electrical potential generated from the cochlea and auditory nerve. This test can be used to determine endolympathic hydrops. 
  • Cortical Evoked Potentials
    • This test is an objective hearing test that assesses the integrity of auditory system from the cochlea to the auditory cortex. This test allows us to estimate hearing thresholds.

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CONTACT

Tel: (416) 340-3666

Fax: 416-340-3745

info@hearingandbalancecentre.ca

7th Floor, Eaton North Wing - Room 213

Toronto General Hospital

200 Elizabeth St.

Toronto, ON. M5G 2C4

HOURS

Monday: 8am - 4pm

Tuesday: 8am - 4pm

Wednesday: 8am - 4pm

Thursday: 8am - 4pm

Friday: 8am - 3pm

*Note: We close for lunch from

12-1pm except for Fridays

To get to us: Take any elevator within the hospital to the 7th floor. We are located near the Eaton Elevators. Once you reach the 7th floor, follow the signs to Hearing & Balance, room 213. 

 

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