The first step to any successful medical treatment is knowledge and understanding. Patients,
understandably, want to know:
wrong with me?
can be done to cure it?
are the options?
will I feel better?
And that's where we come in.
Our range of neuro-otologic diagnostic devices can give your doctor fast, accurate results that enable him or her to understand your situation and then determine a course of treatment that is realistic and appropriate.
What's more, utilizing our devices can help you avoid time-wasting and unnecessary procedures that may not provide real answers. For example, many patients who complain about dizziness are sent for several MRI examinations. And while one MRI exam may be necessary, subsequent tests often provide no additional insight at all.
So how can the individual patient, like you, put our devices and testing procedures to work?
First, arm yourself with knowledge. Below are links to a external Web sites that offer a wealth of information about the human neurologic, otologic and ophthalmologic systems. We invite you to spend some time reviewing these sites to better prepare yourself to speak to your doctor about a new approach to testing.
And then, do ask your doctor: Is neuro-otologic or vestibular testing appropriate for me? How can we make it happen?
You can find a selected list of I-Portal® testing locations here.
Disorders Association (VEDA) – A nonprofit
organization that provides information to
the public and health professionals about
inner-ear balance disorders. They offer
education and support through their books,
videos, resource lists, publications and
other member services.
National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health - Conducts and supports research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other disorders of vision.
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders of the National Institutes of Health - Conducts and supports biomedical research and research training on diseases and disorders of hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language.
Health Information Database – A bibliographic
database produced by health-related agencies of
the United States Government. This database provides
titles, abstracts and availability information
for health information and health education resources.
Fall Prevention Act – Information
on the bill that calls for an additional $100,000,000
to be invested in the education, therapy development
and new product development related to the prevention
Library of Medicine – World's largest medical