At Hearing & Balance Specialists of Kansas City, our testing allows for objective measurement of the auditory and vestibular system and related reflexes that are commonly disrupted following a concussion.

There are a number of challenges in both diagnosing a concussion and measuring recovery following a concussion. Currently, there is no one objective test to determine whether a concussion has occurred. In addition, every concussion is highly variable due to cause and symptoms.

We tailor each evaluation depending on the patient’s individual complaints and the nature of their injury utilizing state-of-the-art equipment.

What does our assessment include?

  • Oculomotor function, including the presence of convergence insufficiency
  • The vestibular-ocular reflex
  • Cervicogenic dizziness
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Imbalance
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Auditory processing concerns
  • Aural fullness/pressure
  • ImPACT Testing
    • An FDA cleared neurocognitive assessment which evaluates visual and verbal memory, reaction time, and processing speed.
    • Available for patients ages 12-59

Why assess vestibular function post-concussion?

Initial evaluation post-head injury

  • Evaluate sources of dizziness
  • Rule out inner ear involvement
  • Address auditory concerns and complaints

Track therapy progress

  • Measurable data points to track physiologic compensation process
  • Track the success of physical therapy and other interventions

Safe return to play/work protocols

  • Ensure the patient is fully physiologically compensated, as well as symptom free, before returning to normal activities

If you are experiencing dizziness, lightheadedness, imbalance, difficulty reading, double vision, frequent falls, tinnitus, motion sensitivity, hearing loss, or pressure in the ears, call us to make an appointment today.