Lilian Felipe

Associate Chair for the Doctor of Audiology Program

Office: Speech and Hearing Building, Room 120-M
Phone: 409-880-7900



  • Post Doctor of Philosophy, Otoneurology Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 2015
  • Ph.D., Health Sciences, Minas Gerais Federal University, Brazil, 2011
  • M.S. in Health Sciences, Minas Gerais Federal University, Brazil, 2006
  • B.S. in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Minas Gerais Federal University, Brazil, 2004

Courses Taught at Lamar

Cochlear Implants
Vestibular Assessment and Management
Medical Audiology
Hearing Anatomy, Physiology, and Disorders
Acoustics and Psychoacoustics
Auditory Processing Disorders
Problems and Projects
Study Abroad: Geriatric Syndromes: A Multidisciplinary Intervention



CoFAC Grants. Lamar University. 2022 (PI).

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Awardees - SURF 2022 - Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) – Lamar University.

Center for Resiliency Lamar Project. Lamar University. 2022 (Co-PI).

USDA Telemedicine and Distance Education Grant 2021. DISTANCE LEARNING & TELEMEDICINE PROGRAM. United States Department of Agriculture (Key Personeel).

O.U.R Grant Award 2021. Office of Undergraduate Research. Lamar University.2021. Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) Grant 2021. “Manned Mission to Mars and Beyond: controlling astronauts Space Sickness” (awarded). Lamar University.2021.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Awardees - SURF 2020 - Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) – Lamar University.

Recognized with the Award in Teaching Category (Friends of the Arts 2019 Innovation and Excellence Award). Lamar University. 2019.

Summer Faculty Research Award (Support of Scholarship and Creative Activity) (awarded). Lamar University. 2019.

Summer Faculty Travel Award (awarded). Lamar University. 2019.

Center for Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (CICE) Grant 2019. “Virtual Reality as a Tool for Balance Training after Spaceflights and the Future Implementation for Balance Healthcare” (awarded). In collaboration with the European Space Agency (Paris, France). Lamar University.2019.


Research collaborations: Engineering department, Dr. Gleb Tcheslavski (Lamar University), Dr. Herman Kingman (Maastricht University in Netherlands), and Dr. Roberto Lourenço (Rio de Janeiro University in Brazil).

I hold a wide range of research interests, primarily focusing on rehabilitative vestibular healthcare. These interests form five main subject areas: (1) vestibular rehabilitation in elderly populations, (2) protocols in electrophysiology measures, (3) biopsychosocial approach to balance care, (4) undergraduate/graduate training/curriculum in vestibular disorders, and (5) clinical applications of vestibular rehabilitation.

Select Publications


Felipe L, Hunnicutt S, Staggs A. Can type of dizziness influence the caloric test? J Prim Care Community

Health. 2021 Jan-Dec; 12:21501327211030120. doi: 10.1177/21501327211030120. PMID: 34720013; PMCID:PMC8562609.

Felipe L, Cavazos R. Caloric Stimulation Test with Water and Air. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. 2021;33 (115), 71.

Felipe L, Kingma H. The Application Of Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT): A Description Of The Lateral Canal Results In Normal Population And Patients With Vestibular Disorder. Brazilian Academy of Neurology. Arq. Neuropsiquiatr.2021; 79,571-578

Felipe L, Shelton JA. The clinical utility of the cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (c-VEMP) in university-level athletes with concussion. Neurol Sci. 2020 Nov 8. doi: 10.1007/s10072-020-04849-w.

Felipe L, Beukes EW, Fox BA, Manchaiah V. Quality and readability of English-language Internet information for vestibular disorders. J Vestib Res. 2020;30(2):63-72. doi:10.3233/VES-200698

Felipe L, Hunnicutt S. Virtual reality as a vestibular rehabilitation tool for athletes after concussion: a literature review. Advances in Rehabilitation. 2020;34(2):42-48. doi:10.5114/areh.2020.94735

Kingma H, Felipe L; Gerards MC, Gerits P, Guinand N, Perez-Fornos A, Demkin V, van de Berg R. Vibro-tactile feed-back improves balance and mobility in patients with severe bilateral hypofunction. Neurology. 2019.

Felipe L. Critical reevaluation of methods of recording and assessing c-VEMPS. Otolaryngol. 2018; 10(5): 260-263.

Felipe L. Video Head Impulse Test (v-HIT): Main Concepts. Journal of Otolaryngology. 2018 v. 4, p. 112-113, 2016.

Felipe L, Melo GSD, Pereira AB, Monteiro AR, Tavares CC and Volpe FM. Cervical Vestibular Myogenic Potentials (c-VEMP) in Healthy Individuals: Comparison between Tone-Burst and Click. Otolaryngology, v. 1, p. 35-38, 2016.

Felipe L. Vestibular Myogenic Evoked Potential (VEMP). Pedro Ernesto, v. 14, p. 56-59, 2015.

Felipe L, Pereira AB, Almeida LA, Pereira NG, Menezes PA. Cervical vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in children. Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (Impresso), v. 81, p. 358-362, 2015.

Pereira AB, Almeida LA, Pereira NG, Menezes PA, Felipe L, Volpe FM. Seasonality of dizziness and vertigo in a tropical region. Chronobiol Int. Apr 3:1-6, 2015.


Felipe L. Title: Tonturas: Guia Prático de Avaliação e Tratamento. Editor: Thieme. 176 pages. ISBN-10 :6555720255. ISBN-13 : 978-6555720259.


Felipe L. Fall Prevention in Elderly Population. ENT & Audiology News. 2022

Felipe L. ENT/Audiology News. Microgravity: An Extreme Environment for Otolith Organs. November 2021.

Felipe L, Alvarenga k, Jacob L, Araujo E, Morata T. Audiology in Brazil. Global Audiology. 2020. 


Felipe L. Concussion and Balance in Sports. In: Recent Advances in Sport Science. Recent Advances in Sport Science. Editor: InterchOpen. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.97024

Kingma H, L Felipe, Gerards MC, Gerits P, GuinandN, Perez-Fornos A, van de Berg R.Non-Invasive restorage of functionality: the vibrotactile belt. In: Biophysics of the Vestibular Implant 2021/4/23.


American Academy of Audiology. 2022. (National)

NASA Research Program Investigator’s Workshop. 2022

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) - 2021 Conference: Comparing Caloric Stimulation Test with Water versus Air (Technical Clinical)

NASA Research Program Investigator’s Workshop. 2021. (National) – Spatial Medicine Training and Virtual Reality Application: Protocol for Astronauts

Balance Awareness Week 2021. Setzer Center. Lamar University.

American Academy of Audiology. 2021. (National)

Geriatric Brazilian Society / GERIATRIO Brazil 2020. (International)

ENT Brazilian Conference 2020 (International)

American Academy of Audiology. 2020. (National)

NASA Research Program Investigator’s Workshop. 2020. (International)

American Academy of Audiology. 2019. (National)

NASA Research Program Investigator’s Workshop. 2019. (International)

American Academy of Audiology. 2018. (National)

American Speech Hearing Association. 2018. (National)

Texas Audiology Academy. 2017. (State)

Hearing and Balance. Conference Vibrotactile Biofeedback System and Bilateral Vestibular Loss. 2017. (International)

II Virtual Congress on Hearing Loss (CONVIPA). How to Conduct a Successful Otoneurological Assessment. 2017.(International).


  • Collaborator for Global Audiology (ePlatform - and South America Representative since 2016.
  • Member of Recruitment Committee at Lamar University
  • Member of Gruber Committee at Lamar University
  • Chair of the Audiology Event Committee at Lamar University
  • Member of CoFAC Council Committee
  • Board Member and Social Media Coordinator at South East Texas Speech & Hearing Association (SETSHA)
  • Member Interdisciplinary Curriculum Committee
  • Editorial Board Member
  • Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology Journal of Otolaryngology-ENT Research
  • Global Journal of Otolaryngology
  • Journal Reviewer:
    • Audiology - Communication Research (ACR) Journal of Otolaryngology-ENT Research Otolaryngology Open Access Journal (OOAJ) Revista CEFAC (Online)
    • The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    • Journal of Current Medical Research and Opinion Medical
    • Journal of Clinical Trials & Case Studies
    • Comite Editorial Internacional de La Revista Terapeutica de la Universidad Santa Paula
  • Book Reviewer: Plural Publishing