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Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Center for Balance Disorders

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About the Center

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The Center for Balance Disorders conducts clinical research to study and evaluate the function of the vestibular system.

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Research Areas

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  • Treatments for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Management of adaptation to altered sensorimotor states
  • Rehabilitation paradigms for chronic vertigo
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
  • Development of epidemiologic testing for vestibular and balance disorders

Key Research Questions

  • How common are inner ear problems among the general population as well as in specific sub-groups, mainly those with Alzheimer’s Disease or HIV?
  • How can the screening process for vestibular disorder be improved and made more efficient?
  • Does wearing a Walkasins® prosthetic device improve walking ability and balance in patients with sensory peripheral neuropathy?
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Funding

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Some of our grants have been funded by:

  • American Occupational Therapy Foundation
  • Clayton Foundation for Research
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • National Institutes of Health National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders and National Eye Institute
  • National Space Biomedical Research Institute
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Healthcare

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The Center for Balance Disorders at Baylor College of Medicine provides in-depth services for the diagnosis and management of patients with vestibular disorders. Visit our healthcare website for more patient information.

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