The Journal of International
Advanced Otology

Measure of Central Vestibular Compensation: A Review


Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Karnataka, India


Department of Neurosurgery, NIMHANS, Karnataka, India


Department of Biostatistics, NIMHANS, Karnataka, India

J Int Adv Otol 2022; 18: 441-446
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2022.21207
Read: 1284 Downloads: 253 Published: 12 August 2022

The central vestibular compensation reduces vestibular symptoms and helps individuals improve balance affected by vestibular dysfunction. The video head impulse test provides an opportunity to study central vestibular compensation objectively. This study aims to methodically present existing information about the video head impulse test as a measure to evaluate central vestibular compensation in patients with unilateral vestibular dysfunction. Literature review comprised 12 research articles selected based on pre-set criteria and timeline (January 2010 to June 2020). The findings indicate that the appropriate video head impulse test measures to evaluate central vestibular compensation after the occurrence of temporary unilateral vestibular dysfunction are the improvement in vestibulo-ocular reflex gain. And, for permanent unilateral vestibular dysfunction are reduction in catch-up saccades percentage, velocity, amplitude, latency, and Perez and Rey score.

Cite this article as: Suman NS, Rajasekaran AK, Yuvaraj P, Pruthi N, Thennarasu K. Measure of central vestibular compensation: A review. J Int Adv Otol. 2022;18(5):441-446.

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