A Doctor might recommend the following tests to diagnose your particular balance disorder:
Hearing test – difficulties with hearing can be connected with balance problems
Posturography test – this tests a patient’s ability to maintain their balance while standing. It measures 3 sensory inputs at one time to identify which one of the sensory inputs are dysfunctional. These sensory inputs are vestibular (your inner ear system), Somatosensory (ankles, joints, feet), and vision (eyes). Your body uses all three systems to maintain balance.
Dix-Hallpike maneuver – this is when a Physiotherapist will perform a movement procedure with your upper body while observing your eye movements. It’s done to identify any false sense of motion or spinning of the eyes. This can provide the therapist with information as to how your vestibular system is functioning.
Rotary chair test – This is a test where you sit in a computer controlled chair that analyzes eye movements.