A Study to Determine if the Video Head Impulse Test has Sufficient Sensitivity and Specificity for Adding to Routine Clinical Practice


About this study

The present study is designed to examine the sensitivity and specificity of the video head impulse test.  The testing performed for this study is routinely ordered by referring physicians and widely used in clinical practice. It is a purpose of this study to determine whether the video head impulse test has sufficient sensitivity and specificity to warrant adding this device to routine clinical practice. 

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult subjects with symptoms of dizziness and/or imbalance that present to the Vestibular/Balance Clinic

    Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Participants will be excluded if they report significant neck discomfort or pain which prevents them from turning their heads side to side.
  • Patients with any middle ear pathology will be excluded from the study.
  • Patients with significant orthopedic and/or neurological deficits that influence balance or mobility performance and prevent reliable completion of the testing procedures will be excluded from the study


Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Devin McCaslin, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

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