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Swapna Nataraj, AuD, CCC-A
Swapna Nataraj, AuD, CCC-A, has joined the staff of Phelps’ Donald R. Reed Speech and Hearing Center, where she conducts videonystagmography (VNG) testing for patients with complaints of dizziness or balance problems. She has more than 10 years of experience as an audiologist and holds a doctorate degree in audiology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
VNG is a diagnostic test performed by an audiologist that helps determine if dizziness or imbalance is being caused by a condition of the vestibular system, the sensory system in the inner ear that helps maintain balance. The test assesses the connection between the eyes and the pathways connecting the vestibular system to the brain. During the test, the patient wears a set of comfortable goggles equipped with small infrared video cameras. A prescription is needed from a physician to have a VNG test. To schedule an appointment, call the Speech and Hearing Center at 914-366-3010.
Vestibular rehabilitation, evaluation and treatment are performed at Phelps by physical and occupational therapy staff who hold vestibular certification and other specialty training. A prescription for vestibular evaluation and treatment should be obtained from a physician. To schedule an appointment, call the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at 914-366-3700.