For diagnosis and organization of care for patients with vestibular disorders in Tomsk open Vestibular Laboratory. The new equipment allows for a detailed study of the vestibular function in patients suffering from various diseases of the ear and the central nervous system, allows the differential diagnosis of conditions accompanied by dizziness and balance disorders.
According to Professor Alexander Starohi, head of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of the Siberian State Medical University and the head of the branch of the federal government institutions "Scientific Clinical Center of Otorhinolaryngology," it the only east of the Urals similar laboratory.
Vestibular system — the body senses a change in head position and body in space and the direction of motion of a body of vertebrate animals and man, part of the inner ear. As experts of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, now all the patients before surgery cochlear implantation (performed to restore hearing loss) and after the pass assessment of the vestibular system. Moreover, in accordance with the new standards provide specialized care, such a study is required for all patients with chronic ear disease.
In Russia there are now only three vestibular laboratory, the press service of SSMU. For the introduction of new technologies in Tomsk specialists of the department of otolaryngology have been trained in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with balance disorders based Institute of ear, nose, throat and voice (St. Petersburg), and the "School for dizziness" (Antalya).