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Description

Select from 10 different hands-on training modules. The “best” way to learn in an educational-training facility and earn CEUs.
Ideal for anyone wishing to learn or improve skills
• Audiologists
• Physicians
• Audiology Assistants
• Au.D. Students
• ARNP, PA, MA extenders

Must be a minimum of one day total
*** PLEASE NOTE, after checkout is complete, we will contact you to coordinate the dates of your training ***

VideoNystagmography (VNG) 1-Day

VNG continues to be the most popular and commonly used vestibular-balance test requested by physicians and administered by Audiologists and extenders in private practice, medical centers and hospital facilities. Today’s medical economics and need to accurately define functional impairment of patients with an array of acute and chronic balance dysfunctions require VNG testing to be efficient and efficacious. This module will provide participants with the practical skills to develop and administer the most time efficient and diagnostically sensitive protocols. In addition, the module will include interpretation and reporting component.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the VNG module, students will be able to…

1. Name the subtests of the VNG and corresponding diagnostic sensitivity
2. Describe best test protocols with evidence based rationale
3. Demonstrate competency administrating the protocols
4. Interpret the test results from each subtest and correlate all finding into a coherent report.


Rotary Chair – half day (4 hours)

Rotary Chair testing has been gaining in popularity, as its ease, simplicity and well-tolerated and relatively short time needed has great clinical appeal. Since rotation is a true physiologic stimulus, it provides greater and more robust information regarding integrity the patient’s peripheral vestibular mechanisms and the central pathways of the Vestibular-Ocular Reflex pathways (VOR). It is also ideal when testing children as young as two years of age, as well as for any patients claiming disability or in litigation, where a more objective assessment protocol is desirable. Perhaps more importantly, the literature suggests that when bi-directional results are robust and symmetrical there may be no need for caloric testing.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the Rotary Chair module, students will be able to…

1. Describe the physiological response of the VOR during rotary chair testing.
2. Explain gain, phase and pre-post rotary responses and how they are used in analysis and interpretation.
3. Demonstrate competency administrating protocols.
4. Interpret the test results from each subtest and correlate all finding into a coherent report.


Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials (VEMP) – half day (4 hours)

The VEMP test, is one of the most promising of recent vestibular function tests for both children and adults. It is the test of choice when evaluating the vestibular function of infants as young as 2-3 months of age. It has been shown to have wide-reaching application for both otologic and neurologic conditions and the cVEMP is the only vestibular function test, which provides information about the inferior branch of the vestibular portion of CN VIII and lower brainstem.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the VEMP module, students will be able to…

1. Describe the physiological response of the Vestibulo-collic reflex (VCR)
2. Explain the parameters of amplitude and latency with a differentiation of otologic v. neurologic patterns.
3. Demonstrate competency-administrating protocols for pediatric and adult populations.
4. Interpret the test results from the test and correlate all finding into a coherent report.


video Head Impulse Test (vHIT) – half day (4 hours)

The vHIT, is perhaps the easiest to perform, most user friendly and non-invasive 
vestibular function tests for both children and adults. It is quickly completed within minutes and has the ability to evaluate all six semicircular canals. The presence of an overt corrective saccade is the hallmark of an uncompensated vestibular dysfunction and identifies candidates for Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) and documents outcomes post-therapy.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the vHIT module, students will be able to…

1. Describe the physiological response of the VOR and corrective saccade
2. Explain the parameters of gain and phase with a differentiation of acute, active and uncompensated vestibular disorders.
3. Demonstrate competency-administrating protocols for pediatric and adult populations.
4. Interpret the test results from the test and correlate all finding into a coherent report.


Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER) – half day (4 hours)

BAER testing continues to be an important component in Auditory Threshold determination, newborn screening, diagnosis of Auditory Neuropathies and Dyschrony. It is also an easy, highly sensitive, non-invasive office-based procedure in audio-vestibular assessment of balance patients.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the BAER module, students will be able to…

1. Describe the physiological response of the BAER
2. Explain the parameters of latencies and amplitude with a differentiation of otologic v. retro-cochlear and neurologic patterns.
3. Demonstrate competency-administrating protocols for pediatric and adult populations.
4. Interpret the test results from the test and correlate all finding into a coherent report.


Electrocochleography (ECoG) – half day (4 hours)

ECoG is a unique diagnostic tool in the evaluation of hydro-mechanical function of the cochlea. It is most commonly used in the diagnostic battery for Meniere’s Disease and subsequent monitoring. As the “Glaucoma” of the ear, Meniere’s creates an increase in inner ear fluid pressure within the membranous labyrinth creates a distortion

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the ECoG module, students will be able to…

1. Describe the anatomical and physiological response of the ECoG
2. Explain the parameters of Action and Summating Potentials amplitude ratios
3. Demonstrate competency-administrating protocols for the adult population using an extra-tympanic (ear canal) electrode.
4. Interpret the test results from the test and correlate all finding into a coherent report.


Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) – half day (4 hours)

The CDP test is comprised of 3 subtests; Sensory Organization Test (SOT), Motor Coordination Test (MCT) and Adaptation Test. Each test contributes significant and unique information regarding an individual’s equilibrium performance and the relative contribution of the sensory modalities of vestibular, vision and somatosensory as well as descending motor tract, neuromuscular, orthopedic and neurological influences to provide a total assessment of postural stability.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the CDP module, students will be able to…

1. Describe the anatomical and physiological response of the CDP subtests including SOP, MCT and Adaptation Tests
2. Explain the parameters of normal v. abnormal patterns
3. Demonstrate competency-administrating protocols for all CDP subtests
4. Interpret the test results from the test and correlate all finding into a coherent report including triage for therapy.


Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)– half day (4 hours)

BPPV is the most common form of vertigo, affecting 50% of the population age 70 years and older. Many patients go undiagnosed and untreated for years, suffering needlessly with increased rates of falls, reduced quality of life and even depression. BPPV however occurs in the general population with a higher prevalence in individuals with migraine, vitamin D deficiency and mild head trauma.
Today’s highly evolved Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers (CRM) have been shown to be highly effective with a success rate of 97% with only 1.25 treatments and a recurrence rate of 5 %. AIB’s CRM protocols have been widely published and are referenced within the Gold Standards of leading Academies including; AAO-HNS, AAN, AAA, and the APTA.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the BPPV module, students will be able to…

1. Describe and identify all forms of nystagmus to differentiate BBPV from other types of nystagmus
2. Describe the anatomical and physiological response of positive BPPV involvement of all semicircular canals and variants.
3. Explain the parameters of nystagmus, latency, duration and fatigue.
4. Demonstrate competency-administrating all Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers (CRM).
5. Interpret the test results and accurately state nature of treatment protocols and correlate all findings into a coherent report.


Pediatrics (Infants and Young Children)- half day (4 hours)

Balance disorders in infants and young children are not common, but do occur and their evaluation requires a different set of protocols than are needed with children older than 4 years of age, who can typically be tested with adult techniques. Motor Maturational Milestones and behavioral assessment are a primary method of evaluating this age group along with several technologies such as VEMP and vHIT. The incidence of balance disorders in children is highest with BPV of Infancy (migraine variant) and in children with congenital SNHL.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of the Pediatrics module, students will be able to…

1. Name the most common causes of vestibular-balance dysfunction in infants and young children
2. List the motor maturational milestones and describe age appropriate behavioral techniques
3. Demonstrate competency-administrating VEMP and vHIT protocols.
4. Interpret the test results and behavioral assessment and correlate all findings and recommendations into a coherent report.