Projects

The Relationship between Vestibular Sensitivity and Motion Tolerance in Athletes

Predictive Factors of Subjective Fatigue in Adults with Vestibular Pathology

Multi-Sensory Changes in Youth Concussion

Peripheral Vestibular Outcomes in Sports Concussion

Gaze Stability Outcomes in Sports Concussion

Facilities and Technology

The CAVE Lab is located in the Center for Brain, Biology & Behavior (2nd Floor, C76F & C76E) and uses state-of-the-art technology to evaluate, diagnose, and investigate the vestibular and balance system both physiologically and functionally.

Formal Ocular Motility Testing

Formal Ocular Motility Testing
Ocular Motility is a battery of subtests that involves the use of videonystagmography to record eye movements and musculature that are important for the central vestibular neural pathways.

Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Testing Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Testing
The VEMP test is a muscle response test where sound or vibration stimulates the otolith vestibular organs and muscle responses are then measured to infer vestibular nerve integrity.
Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT) Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT)
The vHIT is a tool that measures the integrity of the semicircular canals in the inner ear and vestibular-ocular-reflex pathway as the head is moved quickly back and forth.
Functional Balance and Visual Acuity Performance Testing Functional Balance and Visual Acuity Performance Testing
Computerized Dynamic Posturography and various visual acuity tests are assessments that provide information about how well a person is able to function with vestibular loss or other sensory integration issues.

 

Publications

Rodriguez, A. I., Thomas, M. L. A., Janky, K. (2019). Air-Conducted Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential Testing in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults: Thresholds, Frequency Tuning, and Effects of Sound Exposure. Ear & Hearing, 40(1), 192-203.

Janky, K., Rodriguez, A. I. (2018). Quantitative Vestibular Function Testing in the Pediatric Population. In. Contemporary Concepts in Pediatric Vestibular Assessment and Management. Seminars in Hearing, 39(03), 257-274.

Judge, P. J., Rodriguez, A. I., Barin, K., Janky, K. L. (2018). Impact of Target Distance, Size, and Vision on the Video Head Impulse Test. Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, 159(4), 739-742.

Rodriguez, A. I., Thomas, M. L. A., Fitzpatrick, D., Janky, K. (2018). Effects of High Sound Exposure During Air-Conducted Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential Testing in Children and Young Adults. Ear & Hearing, 39(2), 269-277.

Rodriguez, A. I., Zupancic, S., Song, M., Nguyen, T., & Cordero, J. (2017). Analysis of interprofessional team approach in achieving improved diagnosis of the dizzy patient. Journal of American Academy of Audiology, 28, 177-186.