Ageing effect on air-conducted ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential

  • Kaushlendra Kumar | kaushlendra.kumar@manipal.edu Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
  • Jayashree S. Bhat Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
  • Nimalka Maria Sequeira Department of Audiology and Speech Language Pathology, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.
  • Kiran M. Bhojwani Department of E.N.T, Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

One of the recent diagnostic tests to assess the function of otolithic organs is through vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing. There are equivocal findings on effect of aging on ocular VEMP (oVEMP) parameters with reference to latencies. Hence this study was taken up to investigate the age related changes in oVEMP parameters. This present study considered 30 participants in each age group i.e., young adults, middle-aged adults and older adults. oVEMP were recorded using insert earphone at 100dBnHL at 500hZ short duration tone burst. The results showed in older adult significant difference in response rate, latencies and amplitude as compared to young and middle adult. Hence age should be taken into consideration when interpreting oVEMP results.

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2015-08-31
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Age, latency amplitude.
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Kumar, K., Bhat, J. S., Sequeira, N. M., & Bhojwani, K. M. (2015). Ageing effect on air-conducted ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potential. Audiology Research, 5(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/audiores.2015.121