Helping the University of Canterbury provide students with solid hands-on experience to diagnose vestibular disorders - or dizziness and balance problems - is behind one of the latest Oticon Foundation grants.
Audiology students are now benefiting from the use of an Interacoustics Videooculography System in the university's Vestibular Disorders Clinic.
In some test situations, caloric responses may be available only for one temperature; either by design or by necessity:
- Design: Monothermal screening test
- Necessity: Patient may not be able to tolerate complete bithermal caloric procedure
The Interacoustics FireWire VNG systems VN415 and VO425 now offer the Monothermal Warm Caloric Screening Test with a modified equation for Unilateral Weakness, UW%
The 2007 redesign of our VNG goggles introduced disposable foam pads. Held by Velcro, the foam pads are easy to replace and give greater stability to the goggles. They also ensure total light occlusion and improve patient comfort.
VNG offers technical as well as clinical advantages over ENG. It provides ideal conditions for observation, measurement and analysis of eye movements. It saves time, reduces costs and avoids the problems of myogenic and electrical noise. These advantages have made it the clinical procedure of choice in most balance assessment clinics.
Interacoustics has released VNG FireWire version 7.02. This upgrade comprises of a list of feature requests from the market making the new VNG FireWire V. 7.02 the most advanced and user friendly VNG systems available.
The features that have made the Interacoustics VNG FireWire system acclaimed include:
- a small footprint
- easy operation
- stable and comfortable goggle
- the highest camera resolution for any binocular combination goggle
Interacoustics has released its VNG Version 7.04 software. In addition to Windows 7 compatibility, data processing has been optimized for a smoother user experience, the brightness of each camera is now individually adjustable through the software, and several features have been added to integrate the Nydiag 200 Rotary Chair functionality with the VNG software, just to mention a few of the changes.