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Age-Related Vestibular Loss: Current Understanding and Future Research Directions.

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posted on 2019-07-19, 15:07 authored by Dominic Allen, Luis Ribeiro, Qadeer Arshad, Barry M. Seemungal
The vestibular system sub-serves a number of reflex and perceptual functions, comprising the peripheral apparatus, the vestibular nerve, the brainstem and cerebellar processing circuits, the thalamic relays, and the vestibular cerebral cortical network. This system provides signals of self-motion, important for gaze and postural control, and signals of traveled distance, for spatial orientation, especially in the dark. Current evidence suggests that certain aspects of this multi-faceted system may deteriorate with age and sometimes with severe consequences, such as falls. Often the deterioration in vestibular functioning relates to how the signal is processed by brain circuits rather than an impairment in the sensory transduction process. We review current data concerning age-related changes in the vestibular system, and how this may be important for clinicians dealing with balance disorders.

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This work was supported by a Health Foundation and Academy of Medical Sciences Clinician Scientist Fellowship and the Medical Research Council (BS).

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Frontiers in Neurology, 2016, 7:231

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Frontiers in Neurology

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Frontiers Media

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1664-2295

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2016-12-02

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2016

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2019-07-19

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https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fneur.2016.00231/full

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Allen D, Ribeiro L, Arshad Q and Seemungal BM (2017) Corrigendum: Age-Related Vestibular Loss: Current Understanding and Future Research Directions. Front. Neurol. 8:391. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2017.00391 A corrigendum on Age-Related Vestibular Loss: Current Understanding and Future Research Directions by Allen D, Ribeiro L, Arshad Q, Seemungal BM. Front Neurol (2016) 7:231. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2016.00231 Dominic Allen and Luis Ribeiro were not included as authors in the published article. The authors apologize for this error and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.

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