My Exam Chair Rocks!

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I am not in the habit of endorsing products, and I have no relationship (financial or otherwise) with Jed-Med, but after performing more than 50,000 vestibular exams in the same exam chair, I gotta say, “This chair rocks!”

We find that the Jed-Med S-II chair is an excellent choice for ENG/VNG examinations, as the chair can be reclined quickly for positional testing, at a 30-degree angle for caloric testing, and elevated or lowered for better access to the patient for canalith repositioning (CRP). There is a removable head rest for performing the Dix-Hallpike test and CRP. It can be brought back quickly into the seated position from the reclined position for doing orthostatics (which requires a little bit of muscle).

This chair is problematic if one is attempting a barbecue roll for treatment of horizontal canal positional vertigo, and the Semont maneuver simply cannot be performed in the JedMed S-II chair. A standard examination table would be better suited for those tasks.

The only problem we have ever had involved a 400-pound patient. The weight caused a fracture of the metal plate connecting the chair to the pedestal. No one was injured and Jed-Med was very responsive. We sent them a picture of the cracked plate, they sent us a replacement with instructions of how it should be attached. That was five years ago, and we have had no additional problems.

People like to complain when a product disappoints, but a company making a good product and offering good follow up service should be recognized.
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About Alan Desmond

Dr. Alan Desmond is the director of the Balance Disorders Program at Wake Forest Baptist Health Center, and holds an adjunct assistant professor faculty position at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. In 2015, he received the Presidents Award from the American Academy of Audiology.