The Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT)

  • Pedro Luiz Mangabeira Albernaz
  • Francisco Zuma e Maia
  • Sergio Carmona
  • Renato Valério Rodrigues Cal
  • Guillermo Zalazar


The video head impulse test (vHIT) is presently an essential part of the laboratory vestibular examination for patients with a suspected acute or chronic vestibular disorder. This chapter reviews its neurophysiology, interpretation, and clinical applications. A comparison with the caloric tests is included.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Luiz Mangabeira Albernaz
    • 1
  • Francisco Zuma e Maia
    • 2
  • Sergio Carmona
    • 3
  • Renato Valério Rodrigues Cal
    • 4
  • Guillermo Zalazar
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyAlbert Einstein Hospital São PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Otology / NeurotologyClínica MaiaCanoasBrazil
  3. 3.NeurotologyFundación San Lucas para la NeurocienciaRosárioArgentina
  4. 4.Curso de MedicinaCentro Universitário do ParáBelémBrazil
  5. 5.Department of Neurology in Hospital de San LuisFundación San Lucas para la NeurocienciaRosarioArgentina

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