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The effect of age on the sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test, pseudorandom rotation test, velocity step test, caloric test, and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential test

Leen Maes UGent, Ingeborg Dhooge UGent, Wendy D'Haenens UGent, Annelies Bockstael UGent, Hannah Keppler UGent, Birgit Philips UGent, Freya Swinnen UGent and Bart Vinck UGent (2010) EAR AND HEARING. 31(1). p.84-94
abstract
OBJECTIVES: Age-related anatomical and morphologic vestibular deterioration has already been elaborated. Demonstrating a corresponding degradation in physiologic function, however, entails a much higher challenge. The objective of this study was to investigate age-related changes using rotational tests, caloric tests, and the vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) test. DESIGN: Eighty healthy human subjects (38 men and 42 women) ranging in age from 18 to 80 yrs participated in this study and were subjected to an extensive vestibular test battery. Function tests included sinusoidal harmonic acceleration tests, a pseudorandom rotation test, velocity step tests, a caloric test, and a VEMP test. RESULTS: No significant age trends were noted for the sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test and velocity step tests response parameters, in contrast to subtle decreasing gain values with advancing age for the pseudorandom rotation test. Increasing slow-component velocity values were measured with the caloric test, whereas the frequency parameter showed no relevant age changes. The largest age trends were detected with the VEMP, with decreasing amplitudes, increasing thresholds, and decreasing N1 latencies. All asymmetry parameters remained stable across the different age categories. CONCLUSIONS: Only subtle age changes could be demonstrated with the rotational and caloric tests, in contrast to more pronounced age trends with the VEMP.
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VESTIBULOOCULAR REFLEX, STIMULUS PARAMETERS, TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY, ADAPTIVE PLASTICITY, NORMATIVE DATA, NORMAL VALUES, RESPONSES, EPITHELIA, NUCLEUS, HUMANS
journal title
EAR AND HEARING
Ear Hear.
volume
31
issue
1
pages
84 - 94
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000279367600011
JCR category
OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY
JCR impact factor
2.257 (2010)
JCR rank
3/41 (2010)
JCR quartile
1 (2010)
ISSN
0196-0202
DOI
10.1097/AUD.0b013e3181b9640e
language
English
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yes
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A1
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843732
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-843732
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2010-01-28 09:46:50
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  abstract     = {OBJECTIVES: Age-related anatomical and morphologic vestibular deterioration has already been elaborated. Demonstrating a corresponding degradation in physiologic function, however, entails a much higher challenge. The objective of this study was to investigate age-related changes using rotational tests, caloric tests, and the vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) test. DESIGN: Eighty healthy human subjects (38 men and 42 women) ranging in age from 18 to 80 yrs participated in this study and were subjected to an extensive vestibular test battery. Function tests included sinusoidal harmonic acceleration tests, a pseudorandom rotation test, velocity step tests, a caloric test, and a VEMP test. RESULTS: No significant age trends were noted for the sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test and velocity step tests response parameters, in contrast to subtle decreasing gain values with advancing age for the pseudorandom rotation test. Increasing slow-component velocity values were measured with the caloric test, whereas the frequency parameter showed no relevant age changes. The largest age trends were detected with the VEMP, with decreasing amplitudes, increasing thresholds, and decreasing N1 latencies. All asymmetry parameters remained stable across the different age categories. CONCLUSIONS: Only subtle age changes could be demonstrated with the rotational and caloric tests, in contrast to more pronounced age trends with the VEMP.},
  author       = {Maes, Leen and Dhooge, Ingeborg and D'Haenens, Wendy and Bockstael, Annelies and Keppler, Hannah and Philips, Birgit and Swinnen, Freya and Vinck, Bart},
  issn         = {0196-0202},
  journal      = {EAR AND HEARING},
  keyword      = {VESTIBULOOCULAR REFLEX,STIMULUS PARAMETERS,TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY,ADAPTIVE PLASTICITY,NORMATIVE DATA,NORMAL VALUES,RESPONSES,EPITHELIA,NUCLEUS,HUMANS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {84--94},
  title        = {The effect of age on the sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test, pseudorandom rotation test, velocity step test, caloric test, and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential test},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AUD.0b013e3181b9640e},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2010},
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Chicago
Maes, Leen, Ingeborg Dhooge, Wendy D’Haenens, Annelies Bockstael, Hannah Keppler, Birgit Philips, FREYA SWINNEN, and Bart Vinck. 2010. “The Effect of Age on the Sinusoidal Harmonic Acceleration Test, Pseudorandom Rotation Test, Velocity Step Test, Caloric Test, and Vestibular-evoked Myogenic Potential Test.” Ear and Hearing 31 (1): 84–94.
APA
Maes, Leen, Dhooge, I., D’Haenens, W., Bockstael, A., Keppler, H., Philips, B., SWINNEN, F., et al. (2010). The effect of age on the sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test, pseudorandom rotation test, velocity step test, caloric test, and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential test. EAR AND HEARING, 31(1), 84–94.
Vancouver
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Maes L, Dhooge I, D’Haenens W, Bockstael A, Keppler H, Philips B, et al. The effect of age on the sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test, pseudorandom rotation test, velocity step test, caloric test, and vestibular-evoked myogenic potential test. EAR AND HEARING. 2010;31(1):84–94.
MLA
Maes, Leen, Ingeborg Dhooge, Wendy D’Haenens, et al. “The Effect of Age on the Sinusoidal Harmonic Acceleration Test, Pseudorandom Rotation Test, Velocity Step Test, Caloric Test, and Vestibular-evoked Myogenic Potential Test.” EAR AND HEARING 31.1 (2010): 84–94. Print.