Balance Assessments

Dizziness is a common complaint from many patients, especially those over the age of 70. Vertigo refers to the perception of movement (i.e. spinning or turning). Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of positional vertigo.

The perception of movement usually lasts less than a minute and is sometimes accompanied by a longer lasting feeling of nausea. The words: benign, paroxysmal and positional all describe the type of vertigo. ‘Benign’ refers to the idea that it is not life-threatening and there is no known cause; ‘paroxysmal’ suggests that there is a common cycle to the response and that it goes away and ‘positional’ refers to the fact that the vertigo is a result of a particular head or body movement. Symptoms of BPPV include dizziness when lying down, rolling over or changing head positions.

At Ear & Hearing Clinic we have three audiologists who are certified in Vestibular Assessment & Management and are specially trained in the treatment of BPPV.

Juliane Shantz, Doctor of Audiology, received a Bachelor of Arts with honours majoring in Psychology and Linguistics (1993) while studying at Brock University. She later earned her Master of Clinical Science in 1997 from the University of Western Ontario. She completed her studies with a Doctorate in Audiology in 2004 while attending the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Juliane has a keen interest in vestibular and balance disorders. She completed her Vestibular Assessment & Management certification under Dr. Richard Gans at the American Insitute of Balance in Florida in 2016. This allowed Juliane to become specially trained in the treatment of BPPV.

Rachel Dingle received her honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2005 and then completed a Masters (2008) and a Doctorate (2012) at Dalhousie University. She completed her Masters in Clinical Science (Audiology) at Western University (2015). Rachel has a strong interest in tinnitus and auditory processing. She completed her Tinnitus Retraining Therapy certification under Dr. Powel Jastreboff in 2015 and her Vestibular Assessment & Management certification under Dr. Richard Gans at the American Institute of Balance in Florida in 2016.

Alison Burton completed a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick in 2006 as well as a Master of Clinical Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2009. Alison has a passion for working with children and their families who face and embrace childhood hearing impairment. In addition to this, she has taken multiple courses for Vestibular Assessment & Management certification under Dr. Richard Gans at the American Institute of Balance in Florida in 2012 and 2016. This allowed her to become specially trained in the treatment of BPPV.

To determine if you are a candidate for BPPV treatment please contact our clinic and request a dizziness questionnaire. Juliane will review your questionnaire upon completion to determine your candidacy. If you are deemed a candidate you will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

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