Key topics in balance function testing are addressed, such as indications for testing, what these tests can and cannot reveal, as well as the basics on how these tests are performed and interpreted.
Key Features:More than 70 adult case reports written by leading clinicians from the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and England Over 180 color audiograms that help clinicians evaluate hearing sensitivityIncludes a series of questions on each case with thought-provoking answers followed by a summary of the key points on that case
This textbook is essential reading for graduate level audiology students who want to sharpen and enhance their clinical skills. It is a valuable teaching tool for audiology and speech pathology professors as well as a practical reference for practicing audiologists, otolaryngologists, and ENT residents in their daily practice.
Adult Audiology Casebook is the ideal companion to Pediatric Audiology Casebook, by Jane Madell and Carol Flexer, published by Thieme in 2011.
Assessment chapters focus on ocular motility testing, positional/positioning testing, caloric testing, rotational testing, computerized dynamic posturography, and vestibular evoked potentials. Treatment chapters examine nonmedical, medical, and surgical treatments of dizziness and vertigo, vestibular rehabilitation, and assessment of and intervention for risk of falls. Additionally, this text provides background information on the vestibular and ocular motor systems with corresponding sample cases.
New topics addressed in this edition include:Development of the vestibular systemCentral compensation following peripheral vestibular system impairmentVideo head impulse test (vHIT)Biomechanics and physiology of balanceElectrocochleography (ECochG)Pediatric vestibular system and balance assessmentEffects of age on the vestibular and balance systems
An added bonus to the second edition is the video clips, associated with the text.