The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that the following tests or evaluation tools are medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation or therapy of certain persons with suspected balance or dizziness disorder
Hearing loss and balance disorders are medical conditions. Only licensed physicians with a medical school degree and medical training (MD or DO) may diagnose and direct the management of diseases and medical disorders.
Vestibular rehabilitation, or Balance Retraining Therapy, is a scientifically based and clinically valid therapeutic modality for the treatment of persistent dizziness and postural instability due to incomplete compensation after peripheral vestibula
The Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery have reviewed the literature with respect to micropressure therapy
Chronic Ear Survey (CES)
Provides information regarding total ear-specific health, as well as subscore information regarding activity restriction, symptoms, and medical resource usage attributable to chronic otitis media
Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB)
Self-reported tool that measures the amount of trouble they are having with communication or noises in various everyday situations