Beverly Hills, CA (310) 274-2148

Serving patients in the LA area since 1990

ENG Preparation

The balance system is altered by certain medications, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages. In order to obtain an accurate measurement of your balance system, it is important for you to follow these instructions. 

Do not take the following medications or substances 48 hours prior to testing: 

  • Sleeping Pills
  • Tranquilizers 
  • Cold or Allergy pills
  • Barbiturates Pain Killers with Codeine Antihistamines
  • Dizziness medications 
  • Aspirin
  • Anti-depressants
  • Narcotics of any kind (including marijuana)
  • Alcoholic Beverages

If you forget and take any of the above medications or drink alcohol, please call the clinician as soon as possible. Most likely it will be necessary to reschedule your appointment 

Do not discontinue medications for diabetes, heart disease, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, epilepsy or seizures, antibiotics or birth control pills. 

On the day of the test, you may eat a light breakfast or lunch. The test will likely make you dizzy and the audiologist does not want you to have a full stomach. Make sure to not smoke, drink coffee, or consume any other caffeine products the day of the test. 

Do not wear eye or face makeup or any moisturizers on your face or around the eye area. Please remove contact lenses before your appointment. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing. 

The test will take approximately 1 hour, so please on time for your appointment.

Should you have any questions about the ENG test or these instructions, please give us a call.