The gold standard for a bilateral weakness is rotational chair testing. Rotational chair testing is often better tolerated with difficult to test populations compared to caloric stimulation. Children are a prime example, they are easily tested in the rotary chair.
Rotary chair testing can also be performed on patients with middle ear pathologies for which caloric testing is not possible. Rotary chair testing provides information on compensation of unilateral weaknesses and can be used to monitor vestibular conditions over time.
„The game like nature of the test is intuitive for children. Children love wearing the goggle and using the joystick, makes it more appealing than the bucket test. Very user friendly and easier for children to understand the goal of the test. Overcomes the ability of the bucket to take into consideration head position. A great tool, particularly as the role of SVV in the clinical evaluation is expanding. Excellent tool for behaviorally assessing the impact of vestibular end-organ (utricular) function. May better estimate the functional impact of vestibular end-organ (utricular) function.“
„The Interacoustics Video Frenzel goggles are ideal for vestibular rehabilitation. They are easy to use and provide high quality video. The ability to record video is essential for complex cases, student and patient education. The goggles are comfortable for patients. This system is the best I have used as a clinician specializing in vestibular physical therapy.“