Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP) and Other Electrophysiologic Techniques in the Evaluation of the Vestibular System (.3 CEUs; ABA Certificants: Tier 1)
Recorded On: 01/29/2013
Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP) and Other Electrophysiologic Techniques in the Evaluation of the Vestibular System
Recorded January 29, 2013
Duration: 3 hours
Presenters: Ken Henry, PhD
CEUs: .3 CEUs
Tier 1 Credits available
Who Should Attend: Audiologists who are interested in conducting vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) and improving and expanding vestibular diagnostics and services.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Program Focus: Skills
Learner Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the Web seminar will be able to:
1. Review the vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) and the vestibulocollic reflex (VCR) and how they are assessed clinically
2. Provide a review of the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral vestibular system
3. Discuss techniques for evaluation of pathologies involving the otolith organs and the semicircular canals
4. Discuss technique, administration and interpretation of vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP)
5. Review conventional electrophysiologic measures for evaluating vestibular function such as VNG and rotation testing as well as other electrophysiologic procedures such as the vibration test, Tullio test and the pressure test
6. Discuss an audiologic and electrophysiologic test battery approach to evaluate the vestibular system
Description: This eAudiology Web seminar will focus on the assessment of vestibular dysfunction using techniques such as the vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) and other procedures in the evaluation of the peripheral and central vestibular system. Third window syndromes will be discussed at length as well as other peripheral vestibular abnormalities. Finally emphasis upon the test battery approach for otolithic as well as semicircular canal evaluation will be emphasized.
Ken Henry, PhD, is director of Professional Hearing Services & The Dizziness and Balance Center. Professional Hearing Services is a multi-office audiology practice in Northern Virginia with a staff of ten full-time and three part-time audiologists. The offices provide comprehensive hearing and vestibular evaluations on pediatric and adult patients. Currently the Dizziness and Balance Center evaluates over 600 patients a year. The facility provides ENG, VNG, platform posturography, rotary chair (RVT), vestibular autorotation (VAT), tympanic and transtympanic electrocochleography, ABR, vestibular evoked myogenic potential testing and other electrophysiologic procedures.
Dr. Henry is also the supervising audiologist for the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital newborn hearing screening program. He is clinical faculty for the George S. Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University where he teaches vestibular rehabilitation. He also is an adjunct faculty member with the Gallaudet University Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Program since 1997. He currently teaches Practice Management and Electrophysiologic Techniques (ABR). He also serves as an adjunct faculty member with James Madison University and teaches there as well.