Evaluation of balance in children with congenital sensorineural hearing loss using computerized dynamic posturography


AKSOY S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON, cilt.22, ss.81-85, 2011 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY REHABILITATION-FIZYOTERAPI REHABILITASYON
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.81-85

Özet

Purpose: This study was aimed to evaluate the balance of children with congenital sensorineural hearing loss using Computerized Dynamic Posturography. Materials and methods: A total number of 50 children with 30 of them having congenital sensorineural hearing loss (Group 1) and the rest 20 who had normal hearing (Group 2) were included in the study. In this study, the Sensory Organization Test (SOT) results, the Equilibrium Score, Sensory Analysis and Strategy Analysis results were evaluated using Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP). Results: According to the results of the CDP, a significant difference was found in the composite, vestibular, visual and preference between children in the Group 1 and Group 2 (p<0.05). Except the somatosensor scores of the children with congenital sensorineural hearing loss, lower scores were obtained from others. Conclusion: It was determined that, along with the vestibular system interactions the visual systems of children with congenital sensorineural hearing loss show some differences from their coevals. The results of this study suggest that it is relevant to evaluate the hearing with the other systems in the early ages and to initiate the vestibular/balance rehabilitation programs when necessary.