The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448

Abstract

Comparison of Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential and Dizziness Handicap Inventory in Patient with Peripheral Vestibular Lesions between Pre and Post Vestibular Rehabilitation

Author(s): Greeshma Jomin,Kaushlendra Kumar,Anupriya Ebenezer

Aim and objective: VEMP is brief latency electromyography and is elicited by a high-intensity auditory stimulus. The aim of the current study was to compare VEMP and DHI in patients with peripheral vestibular lesions between pre and post vestibular rehabilitation.

Method: A total of 30 participants with peripheral vestibular lesions were considered, among which 15 were given vestibular rehabilitation, and 15 were not given vestibular rehabilitation. The participants were subjected for cVEMP, oVEMP, and DHI testing before and after vestibular rehabilitation.

Result: The latency and peak to peak amplitude measures showed no major difference among the training phase and between training and group for both cVEMP and oVEMP responses. However, the DHI scores were found to be significantly improved after vestibular training in the participants with dizzness. The above findings explain that even in the presence of peripheral vestibular lesion, symptomatic relief from vertiginous symptoms is possible.

Conclusion: These were inculcated by vestibular rehabilitation prompted vestibular compensation. Vestibular rehabilitation should be practiced among individuals with peripheral vestibular lesions, irrespective of age.

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