Clinical Services Stanley Ear Nose Throat & Sinus Centre

  • Vertigo, Dizziness, Tinnitus Management

    Vertigo - Roller Coaster Ride
    • Vertigo and tinnitus (sounds in the ear) are common ENT complaints. These symptoms are evaluated by a thorough history, physical examination, audiometry and vestibular tests. An MRI of the internal auditory canal may also be requested to rule out an acoustic neuroma.
    • The diagnostic Dix-Hallpike Maneuver for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is normally performed in the clinic. If positive an Epley Manoeuvre to reposition the Otoconia can be performed immediately with excellent results.
  • MRI for Acoustic Neuroma
    Hearing loss and Dizziness due to an Acoustic neuroma pressing on the brain stem
    • If a unilateral sensory-neural hearing loss is found on pure-tone audiometry, an MRI of the internal auditory canal would be done.
    • Acoustic neuroma or benign tumours of the vestibulo-cochlear nerve can be diagnosed early by MRI of these nerves when indicated. These tumours are silent and present early with just tinnitus or unilateral sensory-neural hearing loss.
    • Depending on size, radiosurgery or surgical removal or regular follow up can be appropriately advised for acoustic neuromas.
    Hearing and Dizziness Acoustic neuroma pressing on the brain stem

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