The purpose of this investigation was to define the best frequency, or frequencies, to record the cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) and ocular (VEMP) and to describe age-related changes in VEMP tuning. Subjects demonstrated a range of best frequencies. Compared with younger subjects, older subjects demonstrated a shift to higher best frequencies. Accordingly, 500 Hz may not be the ideal frequency to elicit VEMPs for all age groups. For this reason in cases where the VEMP response is absent at 500 Hz the authors recommend that attempts be made to record the VEMP for tone-burst frequencies of 750 or 1000 Hz.