This book is a practical application of theoretical knowledge commonly taught in vestibular curriculum of Audiology Doctoral programs. Each assignment covers a specific area of vestibular assessment. Case studies and retrospective questions accompany each assignment, bridging theory and practice.
Multiple etiologies and a lack of clinical evidence both contribute to the challenges of diagnosing and treating dizziness and balance disorders. These health-related complaints are common among the fastest growing age group (75+). This text provides a dynamic introduction to balance disorders and is the first of its kind to explore the clinical, scientific, and economic demands of the field. Key features: -Covers the full range of examination techniques to expand your scope of treatment options -Provides an overview of all the clinical fundamentals: anatomy, physiology, testing, and interpretation -Basic format designed for beginners and students; it is perfect as a course book -Offers an objective review of the rationale and cost-effectiveness of starting a vestibular laboratory -Unique coverage of the business aspects, such as necessary equipment, where to buy it, and how to build a successful and profitable practice The cause and effect of vestibular and balance disorders extend into a broad range of specialities, making proper treatment more relevant and critical than ever. Highly instructional and thorough, this book offers a complete overview of the field and is a practical hands-on guide for beginners, as well as a useful reference for audiologists, otolaryngologists, physical therapists, and neurologists.
Vertigo and dizziness rate among the most frequently occurring presenting complaints in neurology and in general medical practice. Since most patients do not have acute complaints at the time of examination, the clinician requires keen judgment in making a diagnosis, as patients often report confusing, real, or hypothetical causes of their problems. An improvement in the scientific understanding of vestibular physiology in recent years has led to the development of new diagnostic tests and more effective therapies. However, many of these advances have been slow to be adopted into routine clinical practice. Part of the Oxford Neurology Library (ONL) series, Vertigo and Dizziness helps clinicians improve their management of patients with these conditions. The text provides an overview of clinical vestibular physiology as well as of the latest developments in bedside examination, diagnosis/differential diagnosis, and state-of-the-art therapy. Vertigo and Dizziness serves as an essential clinical guide for neurologists, otorhinolaryngologists, and trainees in those disciplines, and for general practitioners and medical students.
Rapid Interpretation of Balance Function Tests provides an easy-to-read and practical manual for interpreting and understanding balance function testing. Health care professionals who treat patients with dizziness and balance disorders--including otolaryngologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, audiologists, and physical therapists--can benefit from this straightforward text.
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.
This timely book reflects trends in managing patients with inner ear disease through medical means rather than through surgical treatment. Covering the clinical applications of cutting-edge research, including regenerative medicine for inner ear disease, inner ear perfusion treatments, vestibular rehabilitation for balance retraining, and the use of cochlear implants, this text keeps you abreast of the latest advances and information in the field. You will learn how to diagnose and manage peripheral auditory and vestibular disorders, central vestibular disorders, disorders of the facial nerve, and more. The authors offer insights into the genetics of hearing loss and immune-mediated inner ear disease that help illuminate the underlying principles needed to understand, diagnose and treat dysfunction.Key features:Reviews the fundamental concepts, evaluation and management techniques of inner ear disease and disorders including tinnitus and dysfunction of the Eustachian tubePresents different treatment options based on underlying disease as opposed to symptomatic treatmentsDiscusses the audiometric, vestibular, and laboratory tests that guide the clinician through the early stages of patient careCovers the recent advances in inner ear fluids dynamics and the genetics of hearing loss to provide a more complete understanding of disease and dysfunctionClinicians in the early stages of their careers as well as experts in the field will find the book an excellent reference for clinical and rehabilitation management, as well as for knowledge in the basic and advanced auditory and vestibular sciences and medicine.
Disorders of the Auditory System covers both classic as well as new disorders of the auditory system and reflects the combined efforts of renowned audiologists and otologists. Perhaps for the first time, both the audiological and medical aspects of auditory dysfunction associated with disorders of the peripheral and central auditory system will be covered in one text. This book provides numerous insightful case studies that will provide informative reading for professionals in the fields of audiology, otology and neurology.
Audiology Answers for Otolaryngologists will help otolaryngology residents master the often troublesome audiology component of their Board exam.In a concise, accessible FAQ format designed to quickly crystallize and reinforce must-know audiology concepts, the expert authors answer the audiology questions most commonly asked by otolaryngology residents. FeaturesFAQ format provides rapid access to key information on psychoacoustics, audiometric testing, amplification, and vestibular evaluationIncisive questions culled from the authors' experience in the clinicHigh-quality photographs throughout - depicting equipment and equipment calibration, plus numerous audiograms, charts, and tables - enhance the textThis is an essential Board review resource for otolaryngology residents. It also serves as a quick clinical reference for the busy otolaryngologist, audiologist, or speech language pathologist in daily practice.
Among seniors, falls are the underlying cause of a large proportion of fatal traumatic brain injuries. On the positive side, much can be done to prevent injury from falls in the aging population. This book is an ideal guide for clinicians who see patients at risk for falling. It provides complete assessment and treatment plans, incorporating the most recent developments of new balance test equipment and techniques for balance function rehabilitation. The detailed section on assessment covers vestibular, cardiovascular, neurological, rheumatology, metabolic, orthopedic, psychological, cognitive, visual and physical therapy factors. Therapy and prevention chapters cover physical therapy, occupational therapy, and exercise and behavioral modification. A final chapter explains falls prevention programs and clinics. Case studies throughout illustrate successful versus unsuccessful assessment and treatment programs.
Here is a highly practical reference for diagnosing and managing some of the most common complaints in the otolaryngology patient--vertigo, disequilibrium, and dizziness. This carefully organized reference begins by presenting descriptions of time-tested examination techniques, laboratory tests, and the imaging studies necessary for an accurate diagnosis. The book then addresses the various diseases causing these complaints, including Meniere's disease, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, labyrinthitis, migraine-induced vestibulopathy, and more, with concise explanations of medical, surgical, and therapeutic treatment options available. An accompanying DVD features high-quality videos of key examination tests, such as ENG, Hallpike positioning, and Epley's maneuver. The videos document the numerous nystagmus patterns caused by various central pathologies and peripheral vestibulopathies, providing an exceptional tool for learning how to recognize eye movements to confirm a diagnosis. Features:A full review of anatomy and physiology provides the essential framework for the clinical examination and comprehension of disease processesBroad discussion of the multifactorial etiologies of dizziness provides a conceptual basis for diagnosis and determining best course of treatmentA valuable appendix with sample questions for taking a thorough patient history aids the assessment of the severity of symptomsVertigo and Disequilibrium: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management is an essential resource for all otolaryngologists, neurologists, vestibular therapists, residents, and physicians treating patients with dizziness. This is a must-read for practitioners, especially those caring for elderly patients with dizziness.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), the most common cause of vertigo, affects one in five people at some point during their lifetime, triggering the sudden feeling like one is moving or spinning when perfectly still. Early pieces of this medical puzzle appeared in the early 19th century in studies of the inner ear, yet the cause and cure for BPPV was not clearly understood until the late 20th century and it took a few more decades before this simple cure was accepted. Vertigo: Five Physician Scientists and the Quest for a Cure follows this centuries long trek. The book follows the key discoveries made by Prosper Meniere (1799-1862) who first recognized that vertigo could originate from the inner ear, Josef Breuer (1842-1925) who conducted groundbreaking research on the inner ear during his evenings at home after he spent his days working in a busy private medical practice, Robert Barany (1876-1936) who received the Nobel Prize for his early work on the inner ear, Charles Hallpike (1900-1979) who showed that BPPV originates from the inner ear, and Harold Schuknecht (1917-1996) who provided key observations on the mechanism of BPPV. Dr. Robert W. Baloh spins together a fascinating history using detailed interviews from those close to the key investigators and historical documents previously unavailable in the English language to provide a historical approach to understanding the vestibular system and with it a better understanding of vertigo itself.