Vertigo & Deafness Clinic
of Dr. Anirban Biswas

Institute of Neurotology

Vertigo and Deafness Clinic located in Kolkata, India is a super-specialised and complete clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders. Balance disorders include:-  (1) Vertigo or Giddiness (which is a sensation of head spinning),  (2) Dizziness and  (3) Unsteadiness (i.e., imbalance or Instability). Vertigo and Deafness Clinic also offers facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of all hearing related disorders. This includes the fitting of very high–end sophisticated hearing aids in simulated sound fields through real ear measurements in the most scientific methods. The clinic is equipped with all  latest diagnostic gadgets for the accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause of vertigo. The same applies for investigations related to the precise diagnosis of  dizziness, imbalance, hearing disorders and tinnitus. It also has the latest therapeutic modalities for treating patients having disorders in their balance and / or hearing systems. 

The unique feature of Vertigo and Deafness Clinic is its very sophisticated infrastructure for  diagnosis and treatment of neurotological disorders. Neurotology is the branch of medical science for management of balance and /or hearing disorders.The clinic is the only one of its kind in this part of the world. Very few clinics worldwide have a comparable set-up for neurotology. The clinic is owned and run by Dr Anirban Biswas a very renowned neurotologist. Dr Biswas has been practising solely in diagnostic and therapeutic neurotology for  more than 3 decades. Vertigo and Deafness Clinic has facilities for all investigations related to neurotology..

Diagnostic facilities available at the clinic include the following :- Videonystagmography (VNG), Electronystagmography (ENG), Video Head Impulse Test (VHIT), cervical and ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (c VEMP and o VEMP), Subjective Visual Vertical test (SVV), Dynamic Visual Acuity test (DVA),Functional Head Impulse Test (fHIT), Craniocorpography (CCG), Electrocochleography (ECochG), Stabilometry (static posturography), Nerve Conduction Velocity studies (NCV), Auditory Evoked Potentials like BERA , ASSR, etc, OtoAcoustic Emissions(OAE), Audiometry, Tympanometry (including wideband tympanometry) and other tests that are relevant  for the accurate diagnosis of vertigo and deafness.

Details of the tests are available in the page titled Services in this website. The clinic is selected for imparting training to junior doctors in neurotology by different professional organisations. It  runs  the mentorship program of the Indian Academy of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery  . It also runs the fellowship program of  the Indian Society of Otology. The clinic has a very unique set-up  for VESTIBULAR PHYSIOTHERAPY  for  specialised physical therapy for balance disorder patients. The physiotherapy is conducted by  qualified and trained neuro-physiotherapists only for patients suffering from balance and gait disorders.The vestibular physiotherapy unit has some very unique instruments devised by Dr Anirban Biswas. It also has a very sophisticated virtual reality environment for restoring balance by physical therapy.

Tests and services on Neurotology

Audiological Tests

All types of audiological tests viz. PT  & Impedance Audiometry, BERA, ASSR detailed DPOAE,EcochG,, hearing aid trials are done in proper acoustically treated environments by qualified audiologists

Vestibular Functions Tests

Vestibular assessment by the latest Vestibular Function Tests viz, VNG, VHIT, fHIT, oVEMP, cVEMP, Stabilometry, SVV, DVA, CCG are done in Vertigo & Deafness Clinic.

Associated Test - NCV

Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV) study is a test to evaluate the functional  integrity of the nerves that connect the central nervous system to the body’s muscles.