vestibular implant

Vestibular Implant: A Modern Treatment Option for Bilateral Vestibular Loss

The vestibular system has two primary roles: to provide visual stability during head movements and to assist with postural control. The peripheral (inner ear) vestibular system is able to do this with three semicircular canals (angular sensors) and two otolith organs (linear sensors) on each side. The information coded by these organs is transmitted to…

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ocular counter roll (OCR) test

The Video Ocular Counter-Roll (vOCR): A New Means to Assess Utricle Function

The vestibular system (inner ear and brain pathways) has a primary role of providing visual stability associated with head movement through the vestibular ocular reflex (VOR). The VOR is able to provide visual stability by causing the eyes to move in the opposite direction of a head turn or head tilt. For instance, if a…

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