Electronystagmography (ENG) Testing
The balance system is altered by certain medications, caffeine and alcoholic beverages. In order to obtain an accurate measurement of your balance system, it is important for you to follow these instructions.
Do not take the following medications or substances 72 hours prior to testing:
If you forget and take any of the above medications or drink alcohol, please call the clinician as soon as possible. Most likely it will be necessary to reschedule your appointment.
Do not discontinue medications for diabetes, heart disease, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, epilepsy or seizures, antibiotics or birth control pills.
Be sure to get a good night’s rest before the test. On the day of test, you may eat a light breakfast or lunch, but do not smoke or drink coffee or caffeine two hours prior to testing. Do not wear eye or face makeup or any moisturizers on your face or around the eye area. Please remove contact lenses before your appointment. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing.
The test will take approximately 1 ¼ hours, so please be on time for your appointment. Should you have any questions about the ENG test or these instructions, please ask one of the audiologists.