Category: Vestibular (V)
Recent research has supported use of the Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) for assessing vestibular function in children. Bone conduction vibration (BCV) stimulation is clinically desirable for use in the pediatric population for multiple reasons. However, no accepted standard exists for stimulus type and the reliability of BCV devices has not been investigated in children. When comparing the reliability of the B-71 bone oscillator, reflex hammer, and Mini-shaker, analyses indicate that the optimal method varies by age and VEMP type.
Nicole Greenwalt– Student, The Ohio State University and Boys Town National Research Hospital