Search ASHA Publications About Balance Disorders and Vestibular Rehabilitation
The ASHA online journals, Access Audiology, and The ASHA Leader are excellent sources of materials to supplement your curriculum.
ASHA Journals Available on HighWire
Selected issues from Access Audiology relevant to Balance Disorders and Vestibular Rehabilitation:
The ASHA Leader
Selected Online Leader articles about Balance Disorders & Vestibular Rehabilitation:
A New Spin on the Vestibular Test Battery: Dynamic Visual Acuity and Subjective Visual Vertical
Videonystagmography (VNG) is considered the gold standard for vestibular assessment. Now VNG is being offered with two new tests: Dynamic Visual Acuity (DVA) and Subjective Visual Vertical (SVV).
Clinical Assessment of Otolith Function
Recent research has focused on two tests that can supplement that vestibular test battery by providing more information about otolith function to improve the differential diagnosis of patients with balance disorders.
Vestibular Prostheses: Engineering and Biomedical Issues
Vestibular prostheses-although not yet available-could be used for permanent or temporary replacement of vestibular function, as part of vestibular rehabilitation, or for basic research.
Dizziness and Balance Disorders
The history and laboratory studies are an important tool to assess the patient with dizziness and imbalance to help determine the management path for vestibular disorders.
The Impact of Ototoxicity on the Vestibular System
Inner ear damage can be a side effect of some medications.
Researchers Investigate Link Between Hearing Loss and Osteoporosis
Researchers are studying how osteoporosis, hearing loss, and dizziness may be related.
Vestibular Disorders and Audiology
The VEMP may supplement the current test battery by providing additional diagnostic information.
Ototoxicity: Early Detection and Monitoring
For patients with life-threatening illnesses that warrant treatment with ototoxic drugs, communication ability is a central quality-of-life issue.
Evaluating Patients With Dizziness and Unsteadiness: A Team Approach
Evaluation of patients with dizziness and balance complaints must involve a team approach to arrive at the correct diagnosis and treatment plan for these complex disorders.