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AudiologyNOW! 2015: Vestibular and Equilibrium Clinical Grand Rounds (.15 CEUs)

Recorded On: 05/11/2015

Vestibular and Equilibrium Clinical Grand Rounds

Recorded March 26, 2015 at AudiologyNOW! 2015

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenters: Kristen Janky, PhD; Hillary Snapp, AuD; Gary Jacobson, PhD; Anne E. Hogan, PhD and Devin L. McCaslin, PhD

CEUs: .15

Who should Attend: Any audiologist

Instructional Level: Introductory
Program Focus:

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web seminar will be able to:

  1. Describe the role that the video head impulse test can play in the assessment of dizzy patients
  2. Indicate how vestibular evoked myogenic potentials can be used to assist in helping localize otolith impairments
  3. Use outcome measures and case histories to assist in the diagnosis of the patient with a vestibular impairment

Description: New tests of central and peripheral vestibular function have emerged recently and the role of the routine balance function assessment has been significantly expanded.During this featured session, experienced providers specializing in the assessment of dizzy patients will present cases that illustrate the complex nature of this specialty.Additionally, these experts from varied clinical settings will use patient data to illustrate how contemporary techniques now available can assist in the diagnosis and management of patients with vestibular impairments.Special emphasis will be placed on clinical decision-making and best practices. Discussion and questions regarding the cases will be encouraged.

Kristen Janky, AuD, PhD is Coordinator of Vestibular Services and Director of the Clinical Vestibular Research Lab at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, NE. Her research interests include clinical vestibular diagnostics and understanding the effects of vestibular loss in children with hearing loss.

Hillary Snapp, AuD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami. She is a clinical and research audiologist specializing in vestibular disorders, single-sided deafness, and auditory implants. Dr. Snapp also serves as the educational coordinator for all internship and externships within the Division of Audiology at the University of Miami.

Gary Jacobson, PhD received his Ph.D. from Kent State University in 1978. Since 2003 he has served as a Professor in the Dept. of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University and, Director, Division of Audiology for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has served as Editor of the American Journal of Audiology and is currently the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. He has authored or co-authored over 150 article and book chapters on topics that span the breadth of the audiology scope of practice. He is an ASHA Fellow and has been awarded both the Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology (AAA), and the Honors of the Association (ASHA).

Anne E Hogan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the School of Audiology at Pacific University College of Health Professions in Hillsboro, Oregon. Her research is focused on the treatment of vestibular disorders, and the employment of innovative modalities to improve outcomes. Since arriving at Pacific University in June 2013, Dr. Hogan has taught in courses across the AuD curriculum, served as the coordinator for Year 2 Clinical Experiences, and, in collaboration with colleagues from Optometry and Physical Therapy, has implemented an Interprofessional Dizziness and Balance Clinic. Future endeavors include exploring long-term blast-related vestibular and balance disorders with colleagues at the NCRAR, collaborative analysis of dizziness questionnaires in the NHANES survey data, and clinical vestibular research with colleagues at the Sint-Augustinus OKN Department in Antwerp, Belgium.

Devin L. McCaslin, PhD currently serves as associate professor at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville. Following the completion of this Ph.D. at The Ohio State University, McCaslin joined the faculty at the Bill Wilkerson Center in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 2004. Here he is the associate director of adult audiology and co-director of vestibular sciences. McCaslin maintains a clinical practice and is an instructor in the both the Doctor of Audiology and Ph.D. programs. Dr. McCaslin's major academic, clinical and research interests relate to clinical electrophysiology, tinnitus and vestibular assessment. He also serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology.


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