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We are currently recruiting participants for the following studies
Virtual Reality for Examining Balance and Spatial Awareness/Memory  

Currently recruiting: This is a first step in understanding the role of virtual reality for rehabilitation in patients with dizziness. Our research will help determine the feasibility of virtual reality in healthy adults and adults with vestibular loss. Adults (over the age of 19) with vestibular loss will be asked to complete a diagnostic assessment to confirm vestibular loss known as the video head impulse test (vHIT). Subjects will be asked to stare at a target on the wall while wearing a pair of goggles. The test administrator stands behind the subject and quickly moves the head right and left. The subject will be asked to complete a motion-sensitivity questionnaire. Last, the subject will wear a pair of virtual reality goggles while standing as still as possible. Time commitment: 1 visit, 30–45 minutes 

Contact: jessie.patterson@boystown.org


Directions and Parking
Boys Town National Research Hospital 
555 North 30th St. 
Omaha, NE 68131

The Vestibular and Balance Laboratory is located on the 2nd floor. You will check in at the Audiology Check-in desk. 


Boys Town National Research Hospital (BTNRH) is located at the intersection of 30th & Cass St. You will be asked to park in the South Patient Lot directly south of the building. Enter at the patient entrance next to the Security office. Please follow the hallway to the left and go to the elevators. Take the elevator to the second floor. Once you get off the elevator, take a left and walk straight until you see the Audiology/ENT check-in desk. One of the lab members will escort you to the lab.