Alissa Hoyme

Alissa Hoyme

Alissa Hoyme, BA, is a fourth-year AuD student at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She is currently finishing her fourth-year externship at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Should Patients Discontinue Medications Before Vestibular Testing?

The mandatory cessation of medications before vestibular testing is debatable. Patients seen for vestibular testing commonly are given pre-instructions that include a request to discontinue medications during the pre-evaluation time; typically for two days. It is unclear if these medication restrictions are based on scientific evidence or on tradition. Here we provide evidence for discontinuing or continuing medications and other substances before vestibular testing.

Topic(s): Vestibular