REVIEW PAPER
UTILITY OF VESTIBULAR EVOKED MYOGENIC POTENTIALS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF MENIERE’S DISEASE: A REVIEW
 
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Department of Audiology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Manasagangothri, Mysore-6, India
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Sujeet Kumar Sinha   

Sujeet Kumar Sinha, Department of Audiology, All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, Karnataka, India-570006, e-mail: sujitks5@gmail.com, Tel: +91-821-2514449
Publication date: 2020-04-17
 
J Hear Sci 2013;3(3):9–15
 
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Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder characterized by aural fullness, spontaneous attacks of vertigo, fluctuating low-frequency sensorineural hearing loss and tinnitus. There are various tests such as puretone audiometry, electrocochleography, glycerol test, Caloric test, Cochlear hydrops analysis masking which have been utilised in diagnosing the Meniere’s disease. Recently cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials and ocular vestibular myogenic potentials have been utilised to measure the functioning of the sacculocollic and otolith ocular pathway respectively. The objective of the present study is to provide an overview of the cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials tests findings in individuals with Meniere’s disease.
 
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