Guangwei Zhou's research focuses on evoked potential and vestibular studies. Currently, he is studying hearing losses attributable to inner-ear anomalies, such as enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) and semicircular canal dehiscence (SCD). 

He is also investigating the effects of cochlear implant(s) on vestibular/balance function in children. His study on correlation of hearing loss and vestibular deficits in children with congenital/genetic hearing loss is ongoing. Dr. Zhou's previous research focused on Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) testing and its clinical applications, especially in diagnosing Ménière's disease and superior canal dehiscence. 


Guangwei Zhou received his Master of Science in 2000 and Doctor of Science in Audiology in 2003 from Sargent College at Boston University. He completed his Audiology Clinical Fellowship at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in 1999-2000. He also has a medical degree from Beijing Medical University. 

His medical trainings include residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Third Hospital of Beijing Medical University in 1990-1994 and post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School in 1995-1996.


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  1. Clinical significance of spontaneous nystagmus in pediatric patients. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Aug; 111:103-107. View abstract
  2. Objective vestibular testing of children with dizziness and balance complaints following sports-related concussions. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Jun; 152(6):1133-9. View abstract
  3. Clinical use of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in the evaluation of patients with air-bone gaps. Otol Neurotol. 2012 Oct; 33(8):1368-74. View abstract
  4. Characteristics of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in children with enlarged vestibular aqueduct. Laryngoscope. 2011 Jan; 121(1):220-5. View abstract
  5. Inner ear anomalies and conductive hearing loss in children with Apert syndrome: an overlooked otologic aspect. Otol Neurotol. 2009 Feb; 30(2):184-9. View abstract
  6. Multiple semicircular canals with dehiscence. Otol Neurotol. 2009 Feb; 30(2):241-2. View abstract
  7. Assessment of saccular function in children with sensorineural hearing loss. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Jan; 135(1):40-4. View abstract
  8. Delineating the hearing loss in children with enlarged vestibular aqueduct. Laryngoscope. 2008 Nov; 118(11):2062-6. View abstract
  9. Clinical and diagnostic characterization of canal dehiscence syndrome: a great otologic mimicker. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Oct; 28(7):920-6. View abstract
  10. Clinical and Diagnostic Characterization of Canal Dehiscence Syndrome: A Great Otologic Mimicker. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Oct; 28(7):920-926. View abstract
  11. Superior semicircular canal dehiscence in a young child: implication of developmental defect. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2007 Dec; 71(12):1925-8. View abstract
  12. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) can detect asymptomatic saccular hydrops. Laryngoscope. 2006 Jun; 116(6):987-92. View abstract
  13. Vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) in patients with Ménière's disease with drop attacks. Laryngoscope. 2006 May; 116(5):776-9. View abstract
  14. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials: history and overview. Am J Audiol. 2004 Dec; 13(2):135-43. View abstract
  15. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials versus vestibular test battery in patients with Meniere's disease. Otol Neurotol. 2004 Nov; 25(6):981-6. View abstract
  16. Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials show altered tuning in patients with Ménière's disease. Otol Neurotol. 2004 May; 25(3):333-8. View abstract