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​Virtual Reality for Examining Balance and Spatial Awareness/Memory​

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 re​ality goggles while standing as still as possible. Time commitment: 1 visit, 30–45 minutes​

Contact: Jessie Patterson,

Directions and Parking

Boys Town National Research Hospital
555 N 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.