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If Livio AI Devices were Accidentally Dropped, Would That Cause a Fall Alert to be Triggered?

Justin R. Burwinkel, AuD

September 27, 2019

If someone were to drop their Livio AI devices, would that cause an alert to be triggered?   Read More


Why is Fall Detection and Alerts an important aspect of Livio AI?

March 29, 2019

Why is having Fall Detection and Alerts an important part of the Livio AI product?   Read More


Can I Use a Binaural/Bilateral Procedure for cVEMP Testing?

Kamran Barin, PhD

April 11, 2016

I’m going to start performing cVEMP testing. Can I use a binaural/bilateral procedure?   Read More


Why is FDA Clearance of VEMP Testing Important to Balance Care Today?

Ian S. Curthoys, PhD, Faith Akin, PhD, Jill Craig

February 8, 2016

What is the significance of the FDA clearance of VEMP positional and oculomotor testing to balance care today?   Read More

What is VEMP and Why is it Important?

Jill Craig, Faith Akin, PhD, Ian S. Curthoys, PhD

January 11, 2016

What is VEMP (vestibular evoked myogenic potential) testing, and why is it important?   Read More

How Would Results of Head Impulse Testing Change Clinical Management?

Kamran Barin, PhD, Wendy Crumley-Welsh, MS, CCC-A

July 22, 2013

How would results from the head impulse test change the clinical management of the patient?   Read More


Can you Give Examples of the Clinical Applications of Head Impulse Testing?

Kamran Barin, PhD, Wendy Crumley-Welsh, MS, CCC-A

May 6, 2013

Can you give some examples of the clinical applications of head impulse testing?   Read More


What are Recommendations for Performing ENG/VNG on Patients with Acute Vertigo?

Kamran Barin, PhD

November 19, 2012

Would you do a VNG if the patient cannot go off their Antivert/Meclizine? Specifically, would you do a VNG if the patient were admitted to the hospital for vertigo, treated in the emergency room with...   Read More


High VOR Gain in Rotary Chair Testing

Gary Jacobson, PhD

October 22, 2012

What is the significance of high VOR gain with rotary chair testing? I've seen this finding numerous times & I'm not sure what to do with it.   Read More


Do Middle Ear Prosthetics Affect Caloric Tests?

Alan L. Desmond, AuD

September 24, 2012

Would a middle ear prosthetic device alter caloric test results?   Read More


Identifying and Evaluating Vestibular Decompensation

Alan L. Desmond, AuD

August 20, 2012

I think that the occurrence of vestibular decompensation is often overlooked during balance assessment. What are some guidelines for identifying the presence of decompensation, especially if no previo...   Read More


Middle Ear Fluid and Caloric Responses

Gary Jacobson, PhD

June 4, 2012

We have a patient with 30dBHL unilateral conductive loss RIGHT ear (type B tympanogram) and a 67% Caloric weakness on the RIGHT. We know that otitis media and other middle ear abnormalities limit the...   Read More


ENGs on Patients with a Pacemaker

Alan L. Desmond, AuD

February 27, 2012

Is it safe to perform ENGs on patients with a pacemaker?   Read More


Vestibular Testing: Establishing a Best Practices Protocol

Suzanne Younker, AuD

November 7, 2011

I am incorporating diagnostic vestibular testing into my department's practice and would like develop a protocol that incorporates best practices to minimize risks and to provide the most accurate...   Read More


Afferent and Central Vestibular Pathways

Kamran Barin, PhD

August 15, 2011

In the course "Identifying Site of Lesion in Different Vestibular Tests," by Dr. Kamran Barin, several test questions offered possible answers of both "...semicircular canals or their afferent pathway...   Read More


BPPV and Barometric Pressure

Kamran Barin, PhD

February 21, 2011

Is there any association between benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and the barometric pressure?   Read More


Head Angle During Static Position Test

Kamran Barin, PhD

October 25, 2010

During Dr. Barin's course, Getting the Most of ENG/VNG Testing, he discussed performing positional head tests at a 30 degree angle instead of in supine position. Why is this recommended? What is consi...   Read More


Hyper-Compliant Tympanic Membrane and VEMP Responses

Kamran Barin, PhD

July 19, 2010

I understand that middle ear pathologies may negate a VEMP response. However, will hyper-compliant tympanic membranes also negate a VEMP response?   Read More


Performing CRP on a Patient with Subjective BPPV

Faith Akin, PhD

May 17, 2010

Editor's Note: Dr. Akin co-presented a seminar with Owen Murnane, Ph.D. on Tests of Otolith Functioning. To register, visit the Audiology Online library.Can you tell me if there are any contraindicati...   Read More

Dizziness and Thyroid Disorders

Alan L. Desmond, AuD

October 12, 2009

When would an audiologist suspect that a thyroid dysfunction is contributing to a dizziness complaint?   Read More


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