Vestibular Webinar

Webinar: An Overview of the Development of the Document, “Vestibular Assessment & Management for Canadian Audiologists: A Scoping Review”

Date: Tuesday, May 30 at 12 pm EDT to 1:30 pm EDT

This free webinar is open to CAA members, and SAC members and associates. Space is limited so register now!

An Overview of the Development of the Document, “Vestibular Assessment & Management for Canadian Audiologists: A Scoping Review.”

The Vestibular Assessment & Management for Canadian Audiologists: A Scoping Review, was prepared by a joint committee of audiologists representing both the Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA) and Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC). The purpose of this scoping review was to create a framework* for audiologists on vestibular diagnostic assessment and management in Canada. The document outlines suggested knowledge requirements and provides direction to help guide practice.

Learning Outcomes:

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the need for improved vestibular assessment and management in Canada
  2. Provide a general overview of common vestibular tests and management strategies
  3. Describe ways to use the scoping review as a framework to improve quality, consistency and accessibility of treatment for patients who have vestibular disorders

* NOTE: The scoping review document and accompanying webinar do not represent a formal clinical practice guideline or a standard of practice. A scoping review is a document which summarizes some of the research findings in the literature and some of the commonly used practices.  It is not to be used as a regulatory document. 

The Speakers:

Janine Verge, AuD, Aud(C)

Janine Verge has worked as an audiologist at the Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres for the past 18 years. She obtained her MSc (Audiology) from Dalhousie University and her AuD from AT Still University. Janine is an adjunct professor at Dalhousie University, teaching in the area of vestibular testing and management. She co-created the CAA National Vestibular Special Interest Group and is co-editor of “Striking the Right Balance,” an on-going feature column in the on-line publication Canadian Audiologist. Janine has served as president of the Speech and Hearing Association of Nova Scotia and is a co-founder of the Dalhousie Hearing Aid Assistance Program. She is currently a board member of the Canadian Academy of Audiology. Janine is particularly interested in improving hearing accessibility, fall prevention and mental health advocacy.

Erica Zaia, M.Sc., RAUD

Erica completed her bachelor’s degree in audiology and speech-language pathology and her master’s degree in audiology at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is on the clinical faculty at the University of British Columbia School of Audiology and Speech Sciences and practices audiology and vestibular assessment and management at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

The purpose of the scoping review is to create a framework for audiologists who perform vestibular assessment and management in Canada.

The scoping review was prepared by a joint committee of audiologists with representation from both CAA and SAC.  We would like to thank all the dedicated volunteers for their time, expertise and effort in creating this important document.

CAA members read the Vestibular Assessment & Management for Canadian Audiologists: A Scoping Review.