Balance

Your vestibular system (or system of balance) is located in your inner ear and is responsible for letting your brain know about changes in your head position. Your brain then sends commands to move your eyes so that you can see clearly as you move. The brain also sends commands to the muscles in your body to allow you to keep your balance as you move around, sit or stand. Conditions that affect your eyes, ears, skin, muscles, joints or brain can cause balance problems. It is important to discuss any balance problems with your family doctor.

Referrals from an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist or neurologist are required for a complete balance assessment. 

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC) offer balance assessments at two of our sites:

ENG / VNG Testing
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres
c/o Health Park
45 Weatherbee Road, Suite 106
Sydney, NS  B1M 0A1
Tel: (902) 564-7577

ENG / VNG, Rotary Chair, Posturography, and VEMP Testing
Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres
c/o QEII HSC – Dickson Building
5820 University Avenue, 3rd Floor, Room 3084
Halifax, NS  B3H 1V7
Tel: (902) 473-4349