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Vestibular Learning Manual

Bre Lynn Myers
Details:
144 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Spiral Bound, 8.5 x 11"
ISBN13:
978-1-59756-411-3
Release Date:
04/01/2011
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$69.95

Overview

Part of the Core Clinical Concepts in Audiology Series, the Vestibular Learning Manual is designed to be a systematic, practical application of theoretical knowledge commonly taught in vestibular curriculum of Audiology Doctoral programs. Each assignment covers a specific area of vestibular assessment including: ENG/VNG techniques for ocular motor evaluations, positional evaluations, positioning evaluations and air/water caloric evaluations, bedside evaluations, sinusoidal harmonic acceleration, step acceleration and visual vestibular interaction rotational chair evaluations, basic computerized dynamic posturography evaluations(sensory organization test, motor control test and adaptation), tests of dynamic visual acuity, vestibular autorotation, off axis rotational chair evaluations, and various bedside evaluations used in vestibular rehabilitation programs. Case studies and retrospective questions accompany each assignment, bridging theory and practice.

Vestibular Learning Manual: Interview with Bre Lynn Myers, AuD
Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with private practice co-owner and author, Bre Myers, about her new book that includes topics such as electronystagmography, videonystagmography, rotary chair testing, and more.

Read the interview here, or view as PDF.

Interview republished with permission from the American Academy of Audiology. Copyright 2011

Review

  • Elizabeth M. Adams, Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology, University of South Alabama, International Journal of Audiology (2012):
    "...The book is very well written and includes both technical terminology and professional language, but Dr. Myers has gone one step further with the inclusions of easy to understand real-world examples, such as her description of how the reader can position his or her hands near the head to conceptualize the position of the semicircular canals. The book is full of high-quality pictures of equipment, patient positioning, and outcome data that will also help the reader with the understanding of the text. The book is easy to digest and is sure to clarify abstract concepts that are difficult to understand with limited practice experience..."

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the Vestibular Laboratory
  • Chapter 2: An Introduction to Videonystagmography (VNG) Test Protocols/VNG Demonstration
  • Chapter 3: ENG Demonstration
  • Chapter 4: Ocular Motor Examination
  • Chapter 5: Positional Examination
  • Chapter 6: Positioning Examination
  • Chapter 7: Air Caloric Examination
  • Chapter 8: Water Caloric Examination
  • Chapter 9: Performing Bedside Examinations
  • Chapter 10: Rotational Chair – Sinusoidal Harmonic Acceleration (SHA)
  • Chapter 11: Rotational Chair – Step Velocity Test (SVT)
  • Chapter 12: Rotational Chair - Visual Vestibular Interactions (VVI)
  • Chapter 13: Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) –Sensory Organization Test (SOT)
  • Chapter 14: Computerized Dynamic Poturography – Motor Control Test/ Adaptation Test (MCT/ADT)
  • Chapter 15: Computerized Dynamic Posturography – Postural Evoked Response (PER)
  • Chapter 16: Computerized Dynamic Posturography – Dynamic Visual Acuity (DVA), Head Shake SOT
  • Chapter 17: Auto Head Rotation (AHR)
  • Chapter 18: Rotational Chair – Otolith Function Test Subjective Visual Vertical Measures (SVV)
  • Chapter 19: Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP)
  • Chapter 20: Case Studies

About The Author

Bre Lynn Myers

Bre Lynn Myers, AuD, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Pathology & Audiology and her Master’s Degree in Audiology at Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. She completed her Doctorate in Audiology from the George S. Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Myers opened Berks Hearing Professionals shortly after completing her doctorate, where she provides comprehensive audiological and vestibular services. She is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty at Salus University, where she teaches the vestibular curriculum and serves as a preceptor in the on campus clinic, The Pennsylvania Ear Institute.

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