What is an alternative to the rotating-chair test for the diagnosis of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance?

Updated: Mar 13, 2017
  • Author: Hesham M Samy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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An alternative to the rotating-chair test is the active head-rotation test, which is used to evaluate VOR gain in the high-frequency range. This test is substantially less expensive and more practical than the chair test. Active head rotation involves recording head and eye position while the patient actively turns the head from side to side at progressively faster frequencies.


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