About The Book

Diagnostic Vestibular Pocket Guide: Evaluation of Dizziness, Vertigo, and Imbalance is a “lab coat pocket guide” for clinicians and students who evaluate patients with balance disorders. This quick reference condenses all facets of the clinical evaluation to provide guidance in a range of situations, including appointment preparation, vestibular screening measures, and appropriate objective testing. Specific chapters target common disorders and evaluation, required modifications based on age, forming clinical impressions, and medical referral criteria.

Key Features

  • Succinct explanations of vestibular principles and test procedures
  • Compact and portable design for frequent use
  • Concise and approachable outline format for quick reference
  • Tabs for each chapter, a list of common abbreviations, and index ensures easy access to during an appointment
  • 80 figures and tables
  • Appendix outlining key symptoms, signs, and management options for peripheral, central, and systemic conditions

About The Author

Julie A. Honaker, PhD, CCC-A, is the Director of the Vestibular and Balance Disorders Program at the Cleveland Clinic. Her passion for vestibular sciences developed during her master’s program in audiology and PhD at the University of Cincinnati, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.  Before joining the Cleveland Clinic, she was an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where her teaching and research program focused on vestibular and balance sciences. As an audiologist, she strives to advance the care of patients with balance disorders and, most importantly, she mentors students to become independent and critical thinkers and consumers and producers of research. She engages in clinical research and clinical training for Neurology and Ear, Nose, and Throat residents and Doctor of Audiology Externs.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Vestibular Principles and Pathways Review
Chapter 2. Appointment Preparation and Case History
Chapter 3. Office Vestibular ‘Bedside’ Examination
Chapter 4. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Diagnosis and Treatment
Chapter 5. Electronystagmography (ENG)/Videonystagmography (VNG)
Chapter 6. Rotational Chair Test (RCT)
Chapter 7. Video Head Impulse Test (VHIT)
Chapter 8. Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMPs)
Chapter 9. Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP)
Chapter 10. Vestibular Care Path and Modifications to Standard Procedures Based on Patient Age
Chapter 11. Report Writing and Medical Referral Guide

Appendix A
Appendix B
Common Abbreviations


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