VIS-Flanders, Vestibular Infant Screening-Flanders

About VIS-Flanders, Vestibular Infant Screening-Flanders

Vestibular Infant Screening-Flanders (VIS-Flanders) is financially supported by the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). This project investigates the vestibular function in Flemish hearing-impaired children at the age of six months by using a screening tool. VIS-Flanders is the result of a cooperation between the department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Ghent University and the Ear, Nose and Throat department at the Ghent University Hospital.


The implementation of a vestibular screening in hearing-impaired babies of six months old will timely discover vestibular problems to limit the impact on the (motor) development. The cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) technique will be used as a vestibular screening tool. Flanders is the first region worldwide that will implement a vestibular screening. All official Flemish reference centres of Kind en Gezin (Child and Family) will participate in this project.


Prof. Dr. Leen Maes (UGhent)
Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Dhooge (UZ Ghent)
University Hospital Ghent
Corneel Heymanslaan 10 (2P1)
9000 Ghent