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
|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)
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
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.
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.