Purpose Simultaneous recording of cervical (cVEMP) and ocular (oVEMP) vestibular evoked myogenic potentials aids in reducing the testing time when compared to conventional sequential recordings. The purpose of this study was to examine the test-retest reliability of sequential and simultaneous acquisitions of cVEMP and oVEMP. Method cVEMP and oVEMP were recorded in 35 normal-hearing individuals. The cVEMP and oVEMP were obtained using sequential and simultaneous methods. The VEMP recordings were performed across 3 sessions. The 1st 2 recording sessions were consecutive with a gap of 5 min between sessions. The 3rd recording session was after a gap of 3-5 days. Results Both simultaneous and sequential recordings showed fair-to-good test-retest reliability for latencies and amplitude of cVEMP and oVEMP. Conclusion Simultaneous cVEMP and oVEMP recordings can be used to obtain fast VEMP recording with test-retest reliability comparable with that of sequential recording.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Speech and Hearing