About The Book


The third edition of Balance Function Assessment and Management, the leading textbook on the subjectcontinues to comprehensively address the assessment and treatment of balance system impairments through contributions from top experts in the areas of dizziness and vertigo. Designed for use in graduate audiology programs and by practicing audiologists, this is also a valuable text for those in the fields of physical therapy, otolaryngology, and neurology.

New to the Third Edition

  • Reorganized with the expertise of four additional Editors: Kamran Barin, PhD, Robert F. Burkard, PhD, Kristen Janky, AuD, PhD, and Devin L. McCaslin, PhD
  • Three new chapters:
    • An Historical Perspective of the Perception of Vertigo, Dizziness, and Vestibular Medicine (Zalewski)
    • Vestibular Balance Therapy for Children (Christy)
    • Challenging Cases (Shepard)
  • All existing chapters have been revised and updated
  • An effort has been made to make the text more concise
  • Three new helpful appendices:
    • Appendix I covers the pathophysiology behind dizziness. The authors provide a list of disorders that cause symptoms of dizziness and balance disorders going from common peripheral disorders to rare central disorders. For each of the disorders a vignette is included that provides the symptoms, test findings, treatments, prognosis, and site-of-lesion.
    • Appendix II deals with the development of codes that are used for billing services. The discussion includes the movement in the United States for changing to Alternative Payment Models; reimbursement based on quality of care and away from fee-for-service billing.
    • Appendix III provides an overview of interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP) and how the hope is that IPE will lead to IPP.

As with prior editions, the text comes with access to a PluralPlus companion website that contains videos of eye movements associated with the cases described in the text and PowerPoint lecture slides for instructors.

About Thye Authors

Gary P. Jacobson, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and Director of the Divisions of Audiology and Vestibular Sciences at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Prior to that he served as the Director, Division of Audiology for the Henry Ford Health System. He completed his undergraduate studies at California State University at Fullerton. He received his MS in Communicative Disorders (Audiology) at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point and received his PhD from Kent State University.  He is a past-editor of the American Journal of Audiology (ASHA) and is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA). Dr. Jacobson has authored or co-authored 120 peer-reviewed publications and has co-edited 4 textbooks in the area of vestibular system function. Dr. Jacobson is a Fellow of ASHA and recipient of ASHA’s highest honor, the Honors of the Association.  Dr. Jacobson received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Balance Society.  Lastly, he received both the Distinguished Achievement Award and the Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology from the American Academy of Audiology.

Neil T. Shepard, PhD is director of the Dizziness and Balance Disorders Program at Mayo Clinic – Rochester, Minnesota, and a professor of audiology in the Mayo Clinical School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate and master’s training in electrical and biomedical engineering from University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts). He completed his PhD in auditory electrophysiology and clinical audiology from the University of Iowa (Iowa City, Iowa) in 1979. He has specialized in clinical electrophysiology for both the auditory and vestibular systems. Activity over the last 34 years has concentrated on the clinical assessment and rehabilitation of patients with balance disorders and clinical research endeavors related to both assessment and rehabilitation.

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1. An Historical Perspective of the Perception of Vertigo and Dizziness and Vestibular Medicine

Christopher K. Zalewski

Chapter 2. Ontogeny of the Vestibular System and Balance

Timothy A. Jones and Sherri M. Jones

Chapter 3. Practical Anatomy and Physiology of the Ocular Motor System

Scott D. Z. Eggers

Chapter 4. Practical Anatomy and Physiology of the Vestibular System

Jamie M. Bogle and Robert F. Burkard

Chapter 5. Practical Biomechanics and Physiology of Balance

Lewis M. Nashner

Chapter 6. Clinical Neurophysiology of Vestibular Compensation

Kamran Barin

Chapter 7. The Vertigo Case History

Jay A. Gantz, Belinda C. Sinks, and Joel A. Goebel

Chapter 8. Assessing Dizziness-Related Quality of Life

Erin G. Piker, Gary P. Jacobson, and Craig W. Newman

Chapter 9. Bedside Assessment of the Vestibular System

Carrie W. Hoppes, Karen H. Lambert, and Devin L. McCaslin

Chapter 10. Eye Movement Recording and Ocular Motility Testing

Neil T. Shepard, Michael C. Schubert, and Scott D. Z. Eggers

Chapter 11. Positional Testing and Treatment

Richard A. Clendaniel

Chapter 12. Caloric Testing

Kamran Barin

Chapter 13. Rotational Vestibular Assessment

Christopher K. Zalewski

Chapter 14. The Video Head Impulse Test (vHIT)

Ian S. Curthoys, Hamish G. MacDougall, Leigh A. McGarvie, Konrad P. Weber, David Szmulewicz, Leonardo Manzari, Ann M. Burgess, and G. Michael Halmagyi

Chapter 15. Computerized Dynamic Posturography: Methodology & Interpretations

Lewis M. Nashner and Neil T. Shepard

Chapter 16. Vestibular-Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs)

Devin L. McCaslin and Gary P. Jacobson

Chapter 17. Electrocochleography (ECochG)

Paul R. Kileny and Devin L. McCaslin

Chapter 18. Pediatric Vestibular Testing

Kristen Janky and Neil T. Shepard

Chapter 19. Vestibular Balance Therapy for Children

Jennifer B. Christy

Chapter 20. Medical Management of Vertigo That Is Otologic in Origin

Brian Neff and R. Mark Wiet

Chapter 21. Surgical Management of Vertigo That Is Otologic in Origin

R. Mark Wiet

Chapter 22. Neurologic Origins of Dizziness and Vertigo

Joseph M. Furman and Susan L. Whitney

Chapter 23. Behavioral Factors in Dizziness and Vertigo

Jeffrey P. Staab

Chapter 24. Vestibular Rehabilitation

Susan L. Whitney and Joseph M. Furman

Chapter 25. The Aging Vestibular System: Implications for Rehabilitation

Dara Meldrum and Courtney D. Hall

Chapter 26. Topographical Localization of Vestibular System Impairment

Gary P. Jacobson, Erin G. Piker, Richard A. Roberts, Devin L. McCaslin, and Nabih M. Ramadan

Chapter 27. Challenging Cases

Neil T. Shepard

Appendix I. Pathophysiology Signs and Symptoms of Dizziness

Neil T. Shepard

Appendix II. Coding and Billing

Robert F. Burkard, Neil T. Shepard, and Stuart Trembath

Appendix III. Interprofessional Education & Practice

Neil T. Shepard and Robert F. Burkard

Appendix IV. Specialty Rotational Vestibular Assessments

Christopher K. Zalewski


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