The Journal of International
Advanced Otology
Original Article

Normative Data of Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Response to Chirp Stimulus

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Department of Audiology, University of Health Science Turkey, Gulhane Faculty of Health Science, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Health Science Turkey, Gülhane Traning and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Health Science Turkey, Gulhane Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

J Int Adv Otol 2020; 16: 378-381
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2020.6354
Read: 50 Downloads: 19 Published: 16 October 2020

OBJECTIVES: This study aims at comparing the tone-burst (TB) and narrow-band (NB) CE-chirp stimuli in terms of amplitude, latency, and interaural asymmetry ratio (IAR) in ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (oVEMP).

MATERIALS and METHODS: In this prospective study, we enrolled 60 healthy subjects (27 men, 33 women) with a mean age of 25.83 (range, 18-48) years. Otological examination was normal in all the subjects. The subjects did not have any otological disease. All the subjects underwent oVEMP testing. We used 500 Hz TB stimulus and 500 Hz NB CE-chirp stimulus in random order. oVEMP test was performed at 100 dB normalized hearing level. P1 latency, N1 latency, and P1N1 amplitude were measured for each ear and stimulus, and IAR was calculated.

RESULTS: Ocular VEMPs were obtained from all the subjects for both the stimuli. P1 and N1 latencies were significantly shorter in chirp stimulus than in TB stimulus for both the sides (p<0.0001). P1 and N1 amplitudes were significantly higher for chirp stimulus than for TB stimulus for both the sides (p<0.0001). There was no significant difference between the ears in IAR between the 2 types of stimuli.

CONCLUSION: Narrow-band CE-chirp stimulus is an effective stimulus to evoke oVEMP with higher amplitudes and shortened latencies.

Cite this article as: Karaçaylı C, Akın Öcal FC, Çoban VK, Satar B. Normative Data of Ocular Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in Response to Chirp Stimulus. J Int Adv Otol 2020; 16(3): 378-81.

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