Balance Function Assessment and Management

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This book comprehensively covers the assessment and treatment of balance system impairments. Designed to be used in graduate programs in audiology, and by practicing audiologists, it is also appropriate for those in the fields of physical therapy, otolaryngology, and neurology. Assessment chapters address ocular motility testing, positional/positioning testing, caloric testing, rotational testing, computerized dynamic posturography, and vestibular evoked potentials. Treatment chapters cover non-medical, medical, and surgical treatment of dizziness and vertigo, vestibular rehabilitation and assessment of and intervention for falls risk. Additionally, the book provides background information on the vestibular and ocular motor systems, sample cases, and a final chapter, "Putting It All Together."

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Dr. Gary Jacobson is Professor and Director of the Division of Audiology at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to this he was the Director of the Division of Audiology, and Adjunct Staff in the Department of Neurology for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Neil Shepard, is Director of the Dizziness and Balance Disorders Program at Mayo Clinic Rochester and Professor of Audiology in the Mayo Clinical School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate and masters training in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from University of Kentucky and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his PhD in auditory electrophysiology and clinical audiology from the University of Iowa in 1979. He has specialized in clinical electrophysiology for both the auditory and vestibular systems. Activity over the last 27 years has concentrated on the clinical assessment and rehabilitation of balance disorder patients and clinical research endeavors related to both assessment and rehabilitation.

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A must-have for those who truly want to explore and understand the clinical realm of the vestibular system. ... This text offers something for everyone from the novice to the expert nearing retirement. --John E. King (Medical University of South Carolina), Ear & Hearing, (2008)

Up to date and useful as a reference for students as well as practicing clinicians in audiology, otology, physical therapy, neurology. --Linda Jacobs-Condit, AuD, CCC-A , George Washington University, Doody's Review Service

The DVD that accompanies each chapter is excellent and explains the practical points covered...All in all, this is an excellent book, to be used as a reference for ENT surgeons, trainees, and audiological physicians. --A. Banerjee, Middlesbrough, UK, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

Up to date and useful as a reference for students as well as practicing clinicians in audiology, otology, physical therapy, neurology. --Linda Jacobs-Condit, AuD, CCC-A , George Washington University, Doody's Review Service

The DVD that accompanies each chapter is excellent and explains the practical points covered...All in all, this is an excellent book, to be used as a reference for ENT surgeons, trainees, and audiological physicians. --A. Banerjee, Middlesbrough, UK, The Journal of Laryngology & Otology

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