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Is it beneficial to have chirp stimuli in vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing?

MR Abdallatif, Athar and Wan Mohamad, Wan Najibah and Salim, Rosdan and Mohd Sakeri, Nurul Syarida and Dzulkarnain, Ahmad Aidil Arafat and Zakaria, Mohd Normani (2022) Is it beneficial to have chirp stimuli in vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing? International Journal on Disability and Human Development, 21 (3). pp. 221-227. ISSN 2191-1231 E-ISSN 2191-0367

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Vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) is commonly used to measure the function of otolith organs in clinical settings. Stimuli such as low frequency tone bursts are typically utilized to record VEMP. More recently, there has been an interest to study the usefulness of chirp stimuli in the VEMP testing. Developed primarily for auditory brainstem response (ABR) recording, chirp stimuli have been used to study VEMP in normal and vestibular disordered subjects. In this paper, relevant study findings on VEMP are reviewed as intended. Depending on the types of chirps, the amplitudes of chirp-evoked VEMP appear higher than those of other stimuli. The commercially available narrow band CE-chirps produce the shortest VEMP latencies. Nevertheless, contradictory outcomes have been reported by other studies, in which further research is warranted. Moreover, information on the diagnostic usefulness of chirp-evoked VEMP when assessing those with vestibular disorders is limited, and this is subject to further studies.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vertigo, vestibular, otolith organs, vestibular evoked myogenic potential, chirp, amplitude, latency
Subjects: R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Depositing User: Prof Dr Ahmad Aidil Arafat Dzulkarnain
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2022 10:57
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2022 11:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101848

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