Clinical Applications of Vestibular Scientific Advancements in Specialized Populations
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These Perspectives (SIG 6) articles describe current research, diagnostic, and management techniques for three different vestibular populations, including individuals with Usher Syndrome, Meniere’s Disease, and aging populations. The first article examines age-related changes in vestibular function and discusses findings in animal studies examining specific structural and functional changes occurring within the system.
The second article is a review designed to advance understanding of the clinical presentation of individuals with Usher Syndrome and discuss the importance of a multi-disciplinary team in diagnosis and management. Additionally, the latest research in gene-therapy treatments for Usher Syndrome are discussed. The final article is a large scale retrospective study of patients with an active Meniere’s Disease diagnosis. The study examines correlations between disease duration and diagnostic assessment findings.
will be able to:
- identify potential structural correlates for peripheral vestibular aging
- discuss key differences between the three types of Usher Syndrome, including vestibular function and correlations with each
- identify significant vestibular diagnostic correlates to Meniere’s disease duration