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Old 06-18-2007, 09:47 AM   #1
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Air blowing test???

I know i have heard a lot of you say you failed the test when they blow air into your ears or it was horribly uncomfortable. Well I am pretty sure they did that to me a few months back at the ENT's and I experienced no discomfort and had no abnormalities. What does the test determine and what does my lack of reaction to it mean?

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:11 AM   #2
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Re: Air blowing test???

It's the caloric test and was part of the VNG that I had. I also failed the test in my right ear with the warm air (I only got dizzy when the warm air was put in my left ear. No dizziness with warm air, right ear or cold air in both). The MD giving me the test said it indicated an inner ear vestibular problem, but I don't have any other specifics as I haven't met with my neuro to discuss the results.

I have the same question too! I'm curious as to what this means, as I also got dizzy during the Tympanometry test (pressure) in my right ear and was told that it wasn't normal.

I'm sure someone will be able to help!

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Old 06-18-2007, 02:42 PM   #3
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Re: Air blowing test???

Not only can I not type I can't read either! LOL Just realized you were talking about the warm/cold air......I don't remember having had that test done.

I had that test done as well. Results for mevwere severely reduce response in both ears to both warm and cold water. The Tech did an extra test because of that result.....slow swivle of the chair.....I reacted normally to that so he basically said the whole ENG test was normal. I think (but not totally sure) they are testing the vestibular reaction with that test.
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:12 PM   #4
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Re: Air blowing test???

Im not sure what i had done then. I was at Ent and he squirted air in my ear maybe was pressure check no clue they didn't put warm/cold i dont think and there was no spinning involved

Old 06-18-2007, 11:33 PM   #5
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Re: Air blowing test???

The air in the ear test is usually done after a hearing check to see if the eardrum is working correctly.
The caloric is is different test where they bring on the vertigo spinning to measure your reaction and eye movements. . . I know which one I would prefer to have again and it's NOT this one!!!!

Old 06-19-2007, 01:24 AM   #6
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Re: Air blowing test???

I think it was a tympanometry which is a test of middle-ear function.

Caloric test involves blowing cold or warm water or air into the ear and is used to test the vestibulo-ocular reflex.

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