Efficient Use of Vestibular Testing

Steven A. Zuniga, Meredith E. Adams

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While the majority of vestibular disorders may be diagnosed solely on clinical grounds, a variety of clinical scenarios exist in which objective functional assessment of the vestibular system provides data that facilitate diagnosis and treatment decisions. There exists a veritable armamentarium of sophisticated vestibular test modalities, including videonystagmography, rotary chair testing, video head impulse testing, and vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials. This article aims to help clinicians apply an accessible decision-making rubric to identify the clinical scenarios that may and may not benefit from data derived from specific vestibular function tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)875-891
Number of pages17
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose. This work was supported by NIDCD R21DC016359 (M.E. Adams).


  • Balance
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular disorders
  • Vestibular testing


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