January 22, 2008

SAN DIEGO — Balance Function Assessment and Management, by Gary P. Jacobson, PhD, and Neil Shepard, PhD, is being made available this month and covers the assessment and treatment of balance system impairments. Designed to be used in graduate programs in audiology, and by audiologists, it is also appropriate for those in the fields of physical therapy, otolaryngology, and neurology. Assessment chapters address ocular motility testing, positional/positioning testing, caloric testing, rotational testing, computerized dynamic posturography, and vestibular evoked potentials. Treatment chapters cover non-medical, medical, and surgical treatment of dizziness and vertigo, vestibular rehabilitation and assessment of and intervention for falls risk. Additionally, the book provides background information on the vestibular and ocular motor systems, sample cases, and a final chapter, "Putting It All Together."

Dr. Jacobson is Professor and Director of the Division of Audiology at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is also past-editor of the American Journal of Audiology, a past president of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring, and has served on the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the American Tinnitus Association. Dr. Shepard  is Director of the Dizziness and Balance Disorders Program at Mayo Clinic – Rochester and Professor of Audiology in the Mayo Clinical School of Medicine.

Available from Plural Publishing, the book is 368 pages bound in hardcover and contains a CD. For more information, click here.

Source: Plural Publishing