Event. Video Head Impulse Testing: Extended course

  • Date:
    02 January 2023
  • Location:


Video head impulse testing (vHIT) is a simple test that can provide valuable information about the function of all six semi-circular canals and their afferent neural pathways. While the test can be performed quickly, the interpretation of the results requires understanding of the underlying physiology and knowledge of the test parameters. Over 12 weeks this course provides a step-by-step guideline to performing and interpreting vHIT. In particular, the role of the catch-up saccades, VOR gain, and other test parameters in interpreting the test results will be discussed. The guidelines include identification of artifacts that can cause one to misinterpret the test findings.

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the application and clinical value of various tests in the vestibular assessment test battery.
  • Identify manifestations of common abnormalities in different tests.
  • Recognize the interdependencies among various test findings and use them to improve their clinical value and to avoid artifacts.

Presenter: Kamran Barin PhD.

This course will be presented by Dr Kamran Barin. Dr Barin established OSU’s Balance Disorders Clinic and was its director until his retirement in June 2011. He is a Doctor of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, having graduated from OSU. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters and has taught national and international courses and seminars in different areas of vestibular assessment and rehabilitation.

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