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Electrocochleography

Electrocochleaography (ECOG) is a test that measures the electrical potential generated by the inner ear in response to stimulation by sound. The results of this test help the physicians of the Jefferson Balance and Hearing Center diagnose your condition and plan a course of treatment.

This test may be used to confirm a diagnosis of Meniere's disease, an inner ear disorder that can affect both hearing and balance. The disease can cause episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus and the sensation of fullness in the ear.

Personalized Treatments to Control Most Balance Disorders

Once a diagnosis is determined, your physician may provide a range of personalized treatments that have been proven safe and effective in controlling most balance disorders. Some conditions can be controlled with medication or a change in diet, while others require surgical intervention. Physical therapy and exercise may be added to the treatment plan for dizziness, and physical therapists of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine are specially trained in treating patients with balance and dizziness complaints.