SIG 6 Perspectives Vol. 18, No. 1, April 2014
This issue of Perspectives considers novel and emerging issues concerning assessment of balance control and vestibular function. We first provide an overview of the contributions of the vestibular system and other systems utilized in balance control and dynamic gait. We then describe a novel training approach that integrates students in audiology and physical therapy in a transdisciplinary assessment program. Finally, we present an overview of vestibular assessment in the post-cochlear implanted patient, with emphasis on the emerging issues particular to a patient with bilateral cochlear implantation.
You will be able to:
- describe biomechanical contributors to balance control
- describe the relationships among multiple systems that contribute to balance control
- compare and contrast multi-, inter-, and transdisciplinary teaming approaches in assessment of patients with dizziness and/or balance concerns
- list the factors associated with vestibular effects following cochlear implantation
- evaluate the current practices and protocols regarding vestibular effects following cochlear implantation
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