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Balance Assessment and Rehabilitation Service

The Balance Assessment and Rehabilitation Service is located at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

The service works closely with the Ear Nose and Throat (ENT), and Neurology consultants to help manage patients with dizziness/balance problems. The clinic performs a wide range of specialist vestibular (balance) assessment and rehabilitation.

How to access the service

People are usually referred via an ENT consultant.

What to expect at your appointment
The audiologist will first take a detailed history from you; recording your balance problems, general health and lifestyle. The tests performed will depend on the problems you are having, what the ENT or Neurology consultant has requested, and what the audiologist decides is most appropriate for you. The tests are designed to look at the way your brain combines information from your balance organ, vision and proprioception inputs.

When all the necessary tests are complete, the audiologists will look at all the results and discuss them with you. In many cases it's not possible to identify the causes of you balance problem on the day as further testing or analysis of the results may be needed. Wherever possible though the audiologist will discuss the possible cause of your balance difficulties and discuss possible treatments.