Rotational Vestibular Assessment, a new release by Christopher K. Zalewski from Plural Publishing, represents a primary clinical core for audiologists and expands the vestibular assessment battery through a comprehensive discussion of rotational vestibular testing, the publisher announced. According to Plural, the text details the various tests that can be performed though rotational assessment, including the benefits and limitations of each. Test interpretation and clinical application of rotational outcome measures data are also discussed.


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Rotational testing has a unique presence in vestibular assessment as it offers an analysis of the vestibular system that is “unparalleled,” according to Plural’s announcement, in its ability to evaluate both peripheral and central aspects of vestibular disease, particularly when standard measures such as videonystagmography (VNG) are non-contributory. The future of rotational testing is “promising” as more affordable methods become available, the announcement states, such as the use of booth-less rotational chairs and more affordable video ocular recording methods. In light of this, rotational testing is said to be “poised to become the new standard of vestibular assessment” and this text is dedicated to its understanding.

The material is supplemented with a PluralPlus companion website that provides a selection of videos showing the various rotational tests, including the rotational stimuli and the VOR response generated during each test. According to Plural, Rotational Vestibular Assessment is “invaluable” for anyone performing vestibular testing, rehabilitation, or evaluation. This includes audiologists, otologists, neurotologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and students seeking these professions.

Book Details

Title: Rotational Vestibular Assessment | Author: Christopher K. Zalewski | Published: 10/23/2017 | ISBN: 978-1-59756-797-8 |

About The Author

Christopher K. Zalewski, PhD, received his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, his Masters in Audiology from The University of Maryland, and his PhD in Audiology from Gallaudet University. Zalewski has served as a clinical research audiologist with the National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2002. His primary focus is the investigation of the auditory and vestibular phenotype of rare diseases. Zalewski has also maintained a regular appointment as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland since 2000. His primary interest is in vestibular physiology and balance disorders with an emphasis on rotational testing, otolith assessment, and the genetics of rare diseases. In addition, Zalewski also has a personal interest in the historical perspectives of medicine and, in particular, vestibular science.

Source: Plural Publishing

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