Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Middletown


Video Electronystagmography (VENG)

An Video Electronystagmography (VENG) test is a test of your inner ear balance system. It is designed to help your physician diagnose the cause of your dizziness and/or other inner ear problems.  It is not painful and will leave no ill effects. However, it may make you feel temporarily dizzy or reproduce your symptoms.  The test will be given to you by our audiologist and will take approximately 1 1/2 hours to complete. Please be on time for your appointment.

Pre-Test Instructions for VENG

1) You must be off of the following medications for at least 4 days before the test:

  • Anti-Vertigo Medicines:  Antivert, Meclizine, etc.
  • Anti-Nausea Medicines: Dramamine, Compazine, Phenergan, etc.
  • Water Pills: Dyazide, Hydrochlorothiazide,  Lasix, etc.
  • Antihistamines & Decongestants:  Claritin, Allegra, Trinalin, Novafed, Benadryl,     Zyrtec, Polyhistine, Rynatan, Sudafed, Tavist D, Chlor-Trimeton, Contac, etc.
  • Tranquilizers*:  Valium, Librium, Atarax, Xanax, Elavil, Ativan, Equanil, etc.
  • Sedatives: Nembutal, Dalmane, Placidyl, Seconal, etc.
  • Narcotics & Barbituates: Phenobarbital, Codeine, Demerol, Percodan, Percocet, etc.
  • Mood Elevators*
  • Aspirin 

If you are on tranquilizers or mood elevators, please contact the physician who prescribed the medicine to see if you can temporarily go off of it for the ENG.

If you are on medications for heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or epilepsy you should continue taking your medication.

2)Do not drink alcoholic or caffeinated beverages for 24 to 48 hours before the test.

3) For morning appointments, do not eat breakfast.  For afternoon appointments, you may eat a light breakfast but do not eat lunch.  Do not eat at least 8 hours prior to your test time.

4)Wear comfortable clothes.

5) Please DO NOT wear makeup on the forehead or temple area near eyes due to electrode placement.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions or if you need to reschedule your appointment, please call the office at 513-423-6589.