2019 年 78 巻 4 号 p. 302-307
VEMP (vestibular evoked myogenic potential) is an electromyographic response elicited from the vestibular labyrinth by sound, vibration, or electrical stimulation. VEMP is a clinical test for the otolith organs, sensors of linear acceleration and related reflex pathways. Two types of VEMP, cervical VEMP (cVEMP) and ocular VEMP (oVEMP), have been applied clinically. In this short review, the author shows the neurophysiological bases of the VEMPs, the recording methods, and the methods of interpretation of the data obtained. Furthermore, the author discusses the possible diagnostic merits of combined use of VEMPs and vHIT (video head-impulse test) in the near future.