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Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Center for Balance Disorders


About the Center


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


Research Areas

  • 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?



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



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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