"An extremely well written and systematic book, providing a thorough
overview of not only the scientific and clinical, but also the socio-economical
aspects of vestibular dysfunction." - ENT & Audiology
In an updated and expanded Second Edition, this essential
text continues to provide a dynamic introduction to dizziness and balance
disorders, and a thorough discussion of the tenets of managing a balance clinic.
Vestibular Function: Clinical and Practice Management begins with comprehensive
advice on the function and dysfunction of the vestibular system, and how to
perform a vestibular evaluation. In the following chapters, the author provides
insight on the prevention of falls, and the treatment of vestibular dysfunction.
In his expert discussion of the practical aspects involved in establishing,
equipping and operating a balance clinic, Dr. Desmond includes his own unique
perspective on staffing needs and marketing and financial considerations.
New to this edition:
Expanded and updated coverage of the disorders which cause dizziness, vertigo or imbalance
Extended review of specific disorders with need-to-know information about retrocochlear pathology and auditory asymmetry
A new chapter on falls prevention, and updated coverage featuring expert opinions on pediatric and neurological perspectives
Updated appendices of essential reference material and
This hands-on guide is an ideal overview for beginning
audiologists, as well as a useful reference for already-practicing audiologists,
otolaryngologists, neurologists, physical therapists, and emergency department physicians working in this challenging field.
Founder & Director, Blue Ridge Hearing and Balance Clinic; Princeton, West Virgina; USA
Chapter 1: The Need for Balance Centers; Chapter 2: Function and Dysfunction of the Vestibular System; Chapter 3: Screening Tests for Vestibular Dysfunction; Chapter 4: Establishing, Equipping, and Operating the Balance Clinic; Chapter 5: Vestibular Evaluation; Chapter 6: Treatment of Vestibular Dysfunction; Chapter 7: Prevention of Falls; Chapter 8: Staffing Needs of the Balance Clinic; Chapter 9: Marketing and Financial Aspects; Appendices; Appendix A: Clinical Practice Guidelines: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo; Appendix B: Dizziness Handicap Inventory; Appendix C: Motion Sensitivity Quotient; Appendix D: Rehabilitation Exercises; Appendix E: Sample of Newsletter to Physicians; Appendix F: Referral Slip That Can Be Sent to Potential Referring Physicians; Appendix G: Samples of Newspaper Advertisements; Appendix H: Elder Fall Prevention Act of 2003.