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Vincent Van Rompaey
- Research interest:Transgenic animal models for hereditary hearing loss and vestibular failure (DFNA9, COCH). Animal models for acquired hearing loss and vestibular failure. Measuring hearing by auditory brainstem recording, startle-reflex and distortion product oto-acoustic emissions. Measuring attention and tinnitus by prepulse-inhibition. Measuring balance by means of behavioral and reflex testing. Clinical audiovestibular evaluation/ Cognitive evaluation by means of the RBANS-H. Spatial navigation by means of the virtual Morris Water Task. Evaluation of tinnitus. Robotic-assisted cochlear implantation. Menière’s disease and bilateral vestibulopathy.
- Keywords:HEARING LOSS, GENE THERAPY, COGNITION, VESTIBULAR SYSTEM, BALANCE, Medicine
- Disciplines:Otorhinolaryngology, Speech, language and hearing sciences
- Research techniques:Rodent auditory brainstem recording and distortion product oto-acoustic emissions to test hearing, behavioral assessment of vestibular function, prepulse inhibition for tinnitus analysis, cochlear dissection. State-of-the-art auditory testing, incl. liminal audiometry, speech audiometry in quiet and in noise, auditory brainstem recording, cortical auditory-evoked (late) potentials, assessment of cognitive function adapted to a potentially hearing-impaired population. -Tinnitus analysis, incl. validated patient reported outcome measures, pitch matching, non-invasieve neuromodulation (hd-tDCS). -Vestibular evaluation, incl. electronystagmography, VEMP, 3D video head impulse testing, video-oculography, balance testing, spatial navigation (virtual Morris water Task).
- Users of research expertise:Translational research into treating or preventing hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction.