Diagnosis of your vertigo will be focused on identifying the vestibular disorder causing it. Besides taking your medical history, your doctor will conduct a physical examination and look inside the ear with a special lighted instrument to observe any obvious symptoms, such as redness in the ear. The doctor will ask you to change your head position and observe signs of dizziness and eye movement at certain head positions.
Most of the patients will undergo hearing tests. Some patients may need MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanning.
Other tests include ENG (Electronystagmography) and VNG (Videonystagmography), which are special tests using batteries to monitor eye movement with the help of video cameras and electrodes. Similar other tests may also be conducted to identify specific cause of vertigo.
Your doctor will also conduct hearing tests to identify any changes in your hearing ability. Besides these, imaging tests such as MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT (Computerized Tomography) scan can also be requested to investigate the presence of tumours or other problems with the inner ear that might cause dizziness or vertigo. Allergy tests, blood tests and vision tests may also be requested to assess the possibility of any other disorder causing vertigo.