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January 1975

Electronystagmography: What is ENG?

Arch Otolaryngol. 1975;101(1):79. doi:10.1001/archotol.1975.00780300083023

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Abstract

This is a brief and practical introduction to ENG. Rubin and Norris were early on the American scene to develop ENG as a practical clinical tool in the evaluation of dizzy patients. Likewise, they were early to teach others through their own course at Tulane, other courses around this country, and at the American Academy of Otolaryngology. I would, therefore, judge them eminently qualified to write this book.

This is a short, easily read, how-to-do-it volume written for the novice on a purely practical level. The meat can be found in the first 66 pages, covering such topics as: How ENG's are recorded; ENG tests; test responses; ENG's contribution to the diagnosis; and clinical peripheral pathologies and vestibular suppressant drugs.

Of extreme value to the clinician in the market for equipment and for the technician that will use the equipment are appendices including: AC versus DC amplifiers, performance, characteristics of

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