Computerized rotational vestibular test in clinical practice

Y. Y. Su, W. Y. Chiou, P. K. Weng, H. W. Wang

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Background: Among the quantitative vestibular testing, the computerized rotational vestibular test is widely used due to the precise and physiological stimulus to evaluate the vestibulo-ocular reflex function of the horizontal semicircular canals. It includes two major components: sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test (SHAT) and velocity step telst. Methods: This analysis includes 40 normal adults and six patients with the diagnosis of various vestibular disorders at the Tri-Service General Hospital during the past one year. Results: The normative data established in our study are similar to other reports in the literature. The coefficient of gain of SHAT is 36% in our study. Conclusions: By our clinical practice experience, many problems were found during the establishment of normative data and the examinations of the patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)430-436
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Otolaryngological Society of the Republic of China
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Computerized rotational vestibular test
  • Sinusoidal harmonic acceleration test
  • Velocity step test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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