Grand Rounds: Vestibular and Balance (0.1 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs)

AAA 2021 Virtual: Grand Rounds: Vestibular and Balance

Presented at AAA 2021 Virtual

Presenter(s): Devin McCaslin, PhD , Micheal Castiglione, AuD, Bre Myers, AuD, PhD, Kristen Janky, PhD , 

Duration: 60 minutes

CEUs: 0.10 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Program Focus: Knowledge

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion, each participant in the eAudiology Web Seminar will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology underlying progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).
  2. Describe the effects of eye movement disorders on the vestibular examination.
  3. Describe innovative techniques used to inform the clinician regarding pediatric vestibular function.


The evaluation of the dizzy patient can often be challenging but also extremely rewarding. This presentation will feature experienced clinicians from varied clinical settings who specialize in the assessment and management of vestibular and balance disorders. Each unique case will illustrate how contemporary evaluation techniques can be applied to each patient’s differential diagnosis and management. Special emphasis will be placed on clinical decision-making and best practices. Discussion and questions regarding the cases will be encouraged.


Devin McCaslin, PhD

Professor and Director of Audiology, Michigan Medicine-University of Michigan
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 Professor and Chief of Audiology at the University of Michigan Health System. Dr. McCaslin’s major academic, clinical and research interests relate to clinical electrophysiology, vestibular assessment, healthcare economics, and the application of artificial intelligence to manage and treat dizzy patients. He also serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Audiology and is the Past President of the American Balance Society.

Disclosure: Financial Disclosures: I do not have any relevant financial relationships with anything to disclose.

Non-Financial Disclosures: I do not have any relevant non-financial relationships with anything to disclose


Micheal Castiglione, AuD

Pediatric Audiologist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Dr. Castiglione, AuD is a pediatric audiologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She has over 20 years of experience, most of which has been in the pediatric setting. Dr. Castiglione’s specialty areas include; pediatric vestibular disorders, electrophysiology and amplification. She was integral to the set up and launch of the Pediatric Balance Center at CCHMC, which opened in 2008. Dr. Castiglione has co-authored several articles on pediatric vestibular testing and has also given numerous presentation on this topic.

Disclosure: Financial Disclosures: I do not have any relevant financial relationships with anything to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosures: I do not have any relevant non-financial relationships with anything to disclose.


Bre Myers, AuD, PhD

Associate Professor, Salus University

Dr. Myers completed her undergraduate and Master’s degree in Audiology at Bloomsburg University. She completed her clinical doctorate in audiology (AuD) in 2006 and her PhD in Biomedicine and Research at Salus University in 2016. She is currently Associate Professor, and the 3 year Program Coordinator in the Osborne College of Audiology at Salus University. Dr. Myers teaches Vestibular and Balance Evaluation I & II, Vestibular Rehabilitation, and Clinical Problem Solving courses in the residential program and is a clinic supervisor. She is on faculty in the Distant Education program, teaching in the AuD Bridge program and Advanced Vestibular Certificate programs. Dr. Myers has been an invited lecturer at several state and national conferences. Her areas of research and interest are vestibular diagnostics, best clinical practices, interdisciplinary diagnostics and inter-professional education. She is the author of “The Vestibular Lab Manual" 2nd edition by Plural Publishing.

Disclosure: Financial DisclosuresPlural Publishing Inc- Consultant/Advisory Board; Salus University- Employment; Simucase- Consultant
Non-Financial Disclosures: I do not have any relevant non-financial relationships with anything to disclose.


Kristen Janky, PhD

Director, Vestibular and Balance Research Laboratory, Boys Town National Research Hospital

Kristen Janky, AuD, PhD, CCC-A is the clinical coordinator of Vestibular Clinical Services and Director of the Vestibular and Balance Research Laboratory at Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha NE. She sees patients one day a week in the vestibular clinic and spends her remaining time in research-related activities. Her overall research focus is on the clinical assessment of dizziness and balance disorders in patients of all ages, with a particular emphasis on vestibular assessment and management in the pediatric population. She received her PhD from the University of Nebraska in 2009 and did a post doc fellowship at Johns Hopkins University from 2010 – 2011.

Disclosure: Financial DisclosuresAmerican Journal of Audiology- Consultant/Advisory Board; Balance Function Assessment and Management Textbook- Royalties; Boys Town National Research Hospital- Employment; Natus- Speaker/Honoraria includes speakers bureau, symposia, and expert witness; NIH- Research Grant includes principal investigator, collaborator or consultant and pending grants as well as grants already received
Non-Financial Disclosures: American Balance Society, President


Recorded 05/28/2021
Recorded 05/28/2021
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0.10 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
0.10 AAA/Tier 1 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available CEU Certificate