Screening Tests for Vestibular Dysfunction in Children

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Research indicates that children with hearing impairment may have vestibular loss as well. This may be indicated by the following:

  • children who exhibit hearing and vestibular loss may learn to walk later.
  • bike riding, and other balance related gross motor skills may be difficult to learn.
  • reading acuity may be impaired.

It also important to keep in mind that cochlear implant failure may be directly related to vestibular loss.

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