Experiences With a Transdisciplinary Approach to the Assessment of Patients With Dizziness and/or Balance Concerns Dizziness is a symptom that can mean something different to each patient, and getting a clear understanding of what they are experiencing can be a challenge. Even with a clear understanding, the process of identifying the source for the patient’s concern can be dynamic, time-consuming, and at times less than ... Article
Article  |   April 2014
Experiences With a Transdisciplinary Approach to the Assessment of Patients With Dizziness and/or Balance Concerns
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  • Jeff Brockett
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
  • James Ralphs
    Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
  • Deanna Dye
    Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, Idaho Falls, ID
  • Financial Disclosure: Jeff Brockett is an Associate Professor and Audiology Admissions Coordinator at Idaho State University. James Ralphs is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Idaho State University. Deanna Dye is a Physical Therapist at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.
    Financial Disclosure: Jeff Brockett is an Associate Professor and Audiology Admissions Coordinator at Idaho State University. James Ralphs is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Idaho State University. Deanna Dye is a Physical Therapist at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Jeff Brockett has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. James Ralphs has previously published in the subject area. Deanna Dye has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Jeff Brockett has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article. James Ralphs has previously published in the subject area. Deanna Dye has no nonfinancial interests related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   April 2014
Experiences With a Transdisciplinary Approach to the Assessment of Patients With Dizziness and/or Balance Concerns
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, April 2014, Vol. 18, 4-10. doi:10.1044/hhd18.1.4
SIG 6 Perspectives on Hearing and Hearing Disorders: Research and Diagnostics, April 2014, Vol. 18, 4-10. doi:10.1044/hhd18.1.4

Dizziness is a symptom that can mean something different to each patient, and getting a clear understanding of what they are experiencing can be a challenge. Even with a clear understanding, the process of identifying the source for the patient’s concern can be dynamic, time-consuming, and at times less than a perfect science. A thorough evaluation often requires not only multiple tests, but often involves multiple disciplines. The advantages and disadvantages of different models of team-based approaches need to be understood and the appropriate approach needs to be applied appropriately.

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