How does an ENT check for inner ear problems?
These tests could include hearing tests, a maneuver called the Dix Hallpike, or videonystagmography (VNG) testing.
Videonystagmography is a test of balance which evaluates the inner ear function as well as central nervous system functions..
Can a doctor see the inner ear?
The doctor will use an otoscope to examine the inside of the ear canal and eardrum to check for redness or swelling, earwax build-up, or any abnormalities in the ear. The doctor may gently puff air against the eardrum to see if it moves, which is normal.
What type of doctor treats inner ear problems?
Your family doctor or primary care provider will probably be able to diagnose and treat the cause of your dizziness. He or she you may refer you to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist or a doctor who specializes in the brain and nervous system (neurologist).
Can you see the inner ear with an otoscope?
A doctor will look into the ear with an instrument called an otoscope. An otoscope helps see inside the ear canal and eardrum to see if there is redness or swelling, build up of earwax, or if there are any abnormalities in the ear.
Can a CT scan detect inner ear problems?
A CT scan is an X-ray technique that is best for studying bony structures. The inner ear is inside of the skull’s temporal bone on each side. These scans are often used to look for abnormalities around the inner ear, such as fractures or areas with thinning bone.
What does Ent do on first visit?
Be sure to let the ENT know when the symptoms first began. Depending on the reason for the visit, the ENT will perform a physical and visual examination. This may include looking in your ears, your nose and your throat. Your neck, throat, cheekbones and other areas of your face and head may be palpitated.