The Procedure

Simple and safe use of the Dix-Hallpike test by one of our highly experienced and fully qualified Vestibular Audiologists.

The Dix-Hallpike test diagnoses a condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), which is not harmful although the symptoms can be distressing. BPPV is the most common and treatable cause of ear-related balance disorders, and, if identified, can be treated on the spot using the Epley Manoeuvre. One manoeuvre will reduce symptoms in approximately 80% of cases first time. If BPPV is not identified, then you will be referred to see Hearology’s ENT Doctor or one of Hearology’s Clinical Audiologists to investigate other possible causes for your symptoms.

Steps

1

Extensive patient history

2

Dix-Hallpike test

3

Epley Manoeuvre OR referral to Hearology’s ENT Doctor and/or a Clinical Audiologist

4

Follow up Balance appointment(s), or ENT/Audiology investigation

5

Resolution

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Steps

1

Extensive patient history

2

Dix-Hallpike test

3

Epley Manoeuvre OR referral to Hearology’s ENT Doctor and/or a Clinical Audiologist

4

Follow up Balance appointment(s), or ENT/Audiology investigation

5

Resolution

The Safe Hands of Hearology

If you have a balance issue that is not Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), then you may have one of the following, which we can treat:

Ear canal blockage
Hearing issues.

We can also advise and refer for treatment elsewhere for:

Labyrinthitis
Vestibular neuronitis
Vestibular migraine
Meniere’s disease
Acoustic Neuroma
Semicircular canal dehiscence.

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Hearology’s Balance Programme

  • £150

    Balance Investigation (and Treatment – if BPPV is diagnosed)

    40 mins

  • £99

    Balance investigation only (if BPPV is not diagnosed)

    40 mins

  • £0

    Follow-up Balance appointments

    20 mins

  • £99

    ENT and Audiology first follow-up appointment

    30 mins

  • £0

    Second ENT and Audiology follow-up appointment

    30 mins

  • £40

    Written report (if requested by you)

  • £30

    Prescription (if necessary – as recommended by our ENT Doctor)

In the first instance, you will always see our Vestibular Audiologist. If they cannot remedy your condition, then you will be referred on to our ENT Doctor or one of our Clinical Audiologists. In the rare event that none of Hearology’s specialists can remedy your condition, you will be referred on to other experts (NHS or private) with a full understanding and explanation of your condition.

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Team

Balance Specialists, an ENT Doctor, and Clinical Audiologists. A distinguished, international team of experts from different fields of balance and ear care to ensure that you receive the best possible service.

  • Harry Davidson

    BSc (Hons), MSc, CAC, RCCP

  • Dr. Krishna Kirthi

    ENT Clinical Fellow

  • Vincent Howard

    BSc (Hons), MSHAA, HCPC, CECP

  • Dylan Walker

    BSc (Hons), MSHAA, HCPC

  • Simon Harrison

    BCommPath Audiology (Hons), HCPC, RCCP

Harry Davidson is a member of the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists. He also has a BSc in Pharmacology, an MSc in Audiology and a Certificate of Audiological Competence – the profession’s most prestigious qualification. This qualification, which he earnt in 2007, after three years at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, allows him to work across all areas of Audiology, including vestibular assessment and rehabilitation. Harry has since helped to rehabilitate countless patients with a variety of complex hearing and balance problems.

Harry can also carry out the balance procedure in French.

Dr Krishna Kirthi has 24 years of experience in the field of Otolaryngology, is registered with the General Medical Council, and has worked at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital since 2014. Dr Kirthi can diagnose and treat ear, nose and throat conditions such as Eustachian tube dysfunction, cholesteatoma, asymmetrical hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, tympanic perforations, ossicular discontinuity, middle ear effusions, otosclerosis and congenital hearing loss.

Dr Kirthi can also carry out the ENT consultation and treatment in Telegu, Hindi, Urdu and Arabic.

Vincent Howard is a registered Audiologist with a hearing and balance specialism, a microsuction expert, and a member of the Health Care Practitioners Council.

He has experience of working in both NHS and private audiology practices, and it was his dissatisfaction with the level of patient care he was able to provide in these previous roles, combined with his ongoing tinnitus, that drove him to co-found Hearology.

Dylan Walker is a registered Audiologist with a specialism in hearing and balance, and a member of the Health Care Practitioners Council. After earning his BSc (Hons) at the University of Cape Town, he managed the Audiology department in a District Hospital there, gaining significant paediatric experience along the way.

Dylan was an Audiologist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital before joining Hearology, where he added aural microsuction to his list of specialisms.

Simon Harrison is a clinical Audiologist who specialises in diagnostic assessments and communication pathology. He is also a member of the Health Care Practitioners Council. Simon already possesses a wealth of knowledge in all areas of audiological diagnostics, and has worked for the Berkshire NHS Trust, where he provided hearing aid rehabilitation services for advanced cases.

He is currently studying for his masters in Audiology, with a focus on ototoxicity.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) condition and treatment

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common cause of dizziness caused by the displacement of the crystals (otoconia) that reside in the labyrinth of your inner ear.

  • It is termed benign because the condition is not harmful, although the symptoms can cause distress.
  • It is described as paroxysmal because it often occurs suddenly and unexpectedly.
  • It is a positional condition because the dizziness most often occurs when the head is moved into certain positions, namely when you bend down, lie down, or roll over (whilst lying down).
  • It is described as vertigo because its occurrence is associated with a brief, but often intense, illusion of movement around you.

In the hands of our fully qualified Vestibular Audiologists, the Dix-Hallpike test – used to diagnose BPPV, and the Epley Manoeuvre – used to re-locate the displaced crystals (otoconia) into the correct part of your inner ear’s labyrinth, are completely safe and painless.

Simple and Safe Balance Investigation and Restoration Programme

  • Safe – We only use the most modern equipment and tried and tested procedures

  • Comfortable – Our clinics are very well-appointed

  • Specialist – You are in the hands of experts

  • Full Service – In-house Balance, ENT and Audiology expertise

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  • Full Service – In-house Balance, ENT and Audiology Expertise

    Some of the most experienced balance specialists in the country; an ENT Clinical Fellow; highly qualified and registered Clinical Audiologists.

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