Balance Function Assessment and Management

Third Edition

Gary P. Jacobson, Neil T. Shepard, Kamran Barin, Robert F. Burkard, Kristen Janky, Devin L. McCaslin

Details: 650 pages, B&W, Hardcover, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN13: 978-1-63550-188-9

© 2021

Release Date: 12/16/2019

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The third edition of Balance Function Assessment and Management, the leading textbook on the subject, continues 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, PhD, and Devin L. McCaslin, PhD
  • Three new chapters

o   The History of Vestibular System Assessment (Zalewski)

o   Balance Therapy in the Pediatric Population (Christy-Braswell)

o   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:

o   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 provided that provides the symptoms, test findings, treatments, prognosis and site-of-lesion.

o   Appendix II deals with the development of codes that are used for billing our 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.

o   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.

Gary P. Jacobson

Gary P. Jacobson, PhD is Professor and Director of the Division of Audiology at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Prior to this he was the Director of the Division of Audiology, and Adjunct Staff in the Department of Neurology for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.

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 has PhD from Kent State University. He served as the Chief of the Audiology and Speech Pathology Section (Neurology Service) at the VA Medical Center in Cincinnati from 1979-1988. During that time he served as both Director of the Evoked Potentials Laboratory and, Director of the Intraoperative Monitoring Program for the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dr. Jacobson is a Past President of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring, and has served on the Scientific Advisory Board and Board of Directors of the American Tinnitus Association. He is the past-editor of The American Journal of Audiology (American Speech-Language Hearing Association) and a past Assistant Editor (Evoked Potentials) for The Journal of the American Academy of Audiology (American Academy of Audiology). He is an Editorial Board member for the journals Brain Topography and Seminars in Hearing. He is an Ad Hoc reviewer for 10 other scientific journals. He has authored and co-authored over 100 publications that cover the areas of tinnitus, dizziness, auditory function, outcome measures development, brain mapping and intraoperative neurophysiology. He is co-editor of the text Handbook of Balance Function Testing. He is a Fellow of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, and a recipient of the Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology from the American Academy of Audiology.

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Neil T. Shepard

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.

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Robert F. Burkard

Robert F. Burkard, PhD, CCC-A is Professor and Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Science, at the University at Buffalo. He earned his BS in Communication Disorders at Buffalo State College, and his MS and PhD in Audiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He did a post-doc in the Department of Biology at Washington University. His first faculty position (Assistant then Associate Professor) was in the Department of Communication Disorders at Boston University. He moved to the University at Buffalo, where he was an Associate then Full Professor, in the Departments of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, and Otolaryngology. He moved to the Department of Rehabilitation Science, in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, in 2006.

His scholarly interests include acoustics and calibration, auditory physiology, and (more recently) vestibular function and balance. His research in auditory physiology has focused on human and animal auditory evoked potentials, but includes some single-unit electrophysiology and functional imaging studies. He has served as Editor for the American Journal of Audiology, was the Audiology co-Chair of the 2007 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention in Boston, has served as vice Chair and Chair of the American National Standards (ANSI) S3 Bioacoustics Accredited Standards Committee, and currently serves as a member of the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee.

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Devin L. McCaslin

Devin L. McCaslin, PhD received a Master's degree in Audiology from Wayne State University and a PhD in Hearing Science from The Ohio State University. He currently serves as the Director of the Vestibular and Balance Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and is an Associate Professor in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He has authored and coauthored publications that cover the areas of tinnitus, dizziness, auditory function, and outcome measures development. He is also the author of the textbook VNG/ENG (Plural). Dr. McCaslin's major academic, clinical and research interests relate to clinical electrophysiology, tinnitus and vestibular assessment. He also serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and is President of the American Balance Society.

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