We are the premier provider of diagnostic Audi Vestibular (Balance) testing to the Medico-Legal sector
We are passionate about providing the right specialists for the reports you need. Fast convenient appointments for Claimants within easy travelling distance with qualified Audio Vestibular Experts and Therapists, fully experienced to provide accurate assessments and ongoing treatment.
The Reliable Name for Balance Reports
All our audiograms and balance reports are independent at all times. We offer fast quotes with the closest possible clinics for Claimants. Urgent instructions are dealt with as swiftly as possible and we are cost efficient and time effective. Professionalism is foremost at all times as we ensure your Claimants are guided through to the treatment process until discharge.
We have a network of sound proof booths nationwide and we offer fast appointments with a clinic location close to the claimant.
Established in 2012, we have the largest panel of Audio Vestibular Experts in the UK.
Established in 2012, we are a specialist company that focuses on all aspects of Medico-Legal Audio Vestibular Assessments and Rehabilitation for Claimants with personal injury claims. We have provided thousands of assessments, reports, hearing tests, balance tests and tinnitus reports nationwide over the years.
Request a Balance Test
If you would like a qualified audiologist to carry out a hearing balance test, please fill out the request form and a member of our team will contact you.
Audio Vestibular tests and assessments tests are carried out in our clinics across the UK, in the event that we do not have a clinic close by to you, we can arrange for a test to be carried out a consulting room near to you. In extreme cases we offer a “at home” test where we can come to you.
Balance, Vertigo and Dizziness
The vestibular system controls our sense of balance and motion. Infections, medication and head injuries from an accident can cause an imbalance of neural activity in the vestibular system. These can result in a perception of spinning, nausea, light headedness, unsteadiness and a tendency to fall over.
There are many tests that can be undertaken to investigate the causes and possible treatment paths. Here are some of the tests that Medico-Legal can arrange for your Claimants:
VNG is a series of tests to assesses the inner ear function as it measures the movements of the eyes directly through infrared cameras. The Claimant remains comfortable and relaxed for accurate testing. The test can decipher between a unilateral and bilateral vestibular problem by monitoring the eye movements. The test can last 1.5 hours.
Dix Hallpike and Epley Manoever
These tests are used to diagnose and treat positional vertigo. The Claimant has to lie on the treatment bed and the ENT or Audio Vetibular Physician will observe the Claimants eyes after moving the head into a number of positions.
VHIT Video Head Impulse Testing
This test is to diagnose the reduction in vestibular function in one ear vs the other. The test involves accelerating and decelerating the head, moving the head rapidly and then stopping it. The Claimant will wear goggles with a camera to capture the eye movement during testing. This assesses all the vertical canals.
PTA Pure Tone Audiogram
A pure tone audiogram or hearing test normally takes 15 minutes. The Claimant will wear headphones and listen to a series of pure tones, pressing the responder button whenever they hear a new tone. This will identify the Claimants hearing thresholds.
Audio Vestibular Therapy
Following assessment, every Claimants treatment program is unique to them. This could incorporate physical exercises with a Physician. Or they could be further rehabilitation with the Audio Vestibular Specialist.
Please note, it’s recommended Claimants do not drive to or from balance appointments.
Preparing for the Audio Vestibular Assessment
It’s important to have your ears checked for wax in order to complete your hearing test.
Please do not wear make-up
Avoid alcohol or sleeping tablets the night before.
Please try to have a light meal or non-alcoholic drinks before your tests
Some medications can interfere with the tests so please check with your GP and do not stop taking your medication unless advised to do so.