A scientific test devised by Robert Barany (1876 - 1936) designed to determine whether the semi-circular canals found in the inner ear are functioning correctly. The patient is typically spun in a custom-made chair (Barany chair) and the result involuntary movements of the eyes indicate whether the canals are functioning correctly.

BARANY TEST: "Many new pilots for the RAF or U.S.A.F. undergo a Barany Test to simulate the disorientation experienced in crash situations."
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