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Please note: the July course in Minnesota is currently at full enrollment. Enrollment is available for our October 2024 course: A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Assessment of Vestibular Function. 

Jul 17

Vestibular Diagnostics and Rehabilitation Workshop

This Interacoustics Academy vestibular workshop is a 3-day, in-person course. Attendees will learn how to use a variety of diagnostic tools to evaluate and treat the balance system. Content covers diagnostic vestibular tests, functional assessments, and rehabilitation techniques.

Interacoustics USA, Ron Perlt Learning Center
10393 West 70th Street, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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Jul 17, 2024 09:00am CT - Jul 19, 2024 04:30pm CT

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This workshop includes formal lectures, interactive discussions, how-to demonstrations, and a series of practical rotations for you to gain hands-on experience and skills. You will learn how to perform accurate assessments of the peripheral and central vestibular system including:

  • BPPV assessments and treatment with bedside repositioning exercises and with the TRV repositioning chair.
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs) and ocular counter roll (OCR) assessment and interpretation.
  • Video head impulse test (vHIT), caloric, and rotary chair assessment and interpretation.
  • Ocular motor and saccadometry assessments and interpretation.

We will also explore functional assessment of balance patients.

  • Vestibular-ocular reflex (VOR) testing, including the dynamic visual acuity (DVA) test and the gaze stabilization test (GST).
  • Upright postural control testing using static force plates and computerized dynamic posturography (CDP) tests.
  • Rehabilitation programs including virtual reality and home exercises.

Intended Audience

This course is for audiologists, technicians, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals who are involved in performing vestibular tests and vestibular rehabilitation. This course does not require prior extensive vestibular testing experience, but we assume attendees will have some basic knowledge of vestibular assessment. This course is ideal for anyone diagnosing or treating balance complaints that wants to develop their practical and clinical skills in assessing and treating balance patients.

Course Fee: $450 (includes lunch)

Educational Credits: Maximum of 2.0 AAA CEUs

Early Registration Recommended

Class size will be limited to allow participants ample hands-on opportunities with testing equipment and guidance from on-site experts. 

Class is co-sponsored by Interacoustics and Interacoustics Academy.

Course Presenters

Michelle Petrak, Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Research,

Interacoustics US


Michelle’s primary role is development and clinical validation of new technologies in the vestibular and balance areas. She is a licensed, private practice, clinical audiologist at Northwest Speech and Hearing (NWSPH), Chicago, IL. Michelle holds doctorates in electrophysiology and biomolecular electronics from Wayne State University and a master’s degree in audiology. Michelle is involved with new innovative product developments, clinical evaluations of new protocols, publishing, teaching, and training on the management of patients with dizziness. She lectures extensively nationally and internationally, and has numerous articles published in the hearing industry journals.

Darren Whelan

Interacoustics Clinical Trainer,

Interacoustics Academy

Darren Whelen portrait

Darren holds an undergraduate degree in audiology and a master’s degree in Health Science, Neurophysiology and Clinical Research. His resumé includes several clinical positions in the National Health Service (NHS). Prior to his current occupation as an International Clinical Trainer at the Interacoustics Academy, Darren held a clinical and research scientist role, where he investigated patients with auditory and vestibular pathology, and managed a portfolio of research studies.

Cammy Bahner, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA

Director of Audiology Balance, Interacoutics US

Cammy Bahner AuD

Cammy has several years of clinical experience, primarily in vestibular diagnostics and electrophysiologic assessment and is a licensed audiologist in Minnesota. She has served as a guest speaker at state, national and international conventions and is a contributing author on published articles in hearing industry journals. She is currently a

member of AAA and ASHA.

Cassie Anderson, PT, DPT

Global Clinical Educator for Balance Rehabilitation, Interacoustics US

Portrait of Cassie

Cassie holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and has served as a licensed physical therapist for 11 years. She began her career in an inpatient rehab setting working primarily with patients post-stroke and then transitioned to the outpatient setting working primarily with the vestibular/balance population in a multidisciplinary ENT and neurology clinics. Cassie has participated in research and quality improvement projects aimed at incorporating technology into clinical practice and has presented at both the national and international level.

Hotel Information

Attendees are responsible for obtaining their own lodging and transportation to/from the training location. As a courtesy, we have pre-arranged for a limited supply of rooms to be available at a nearby hotel. Room cost is $189 USD per night on July 16, 17, 18, 2024. Last day to book under the group rate is June 17, 2024. 

Hotel location

Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington

3900 American Blvd W.

Bloomington, MN


Link to book a hotel room is below (preferred method).

If you prefer to call to reserve your room call 952-893-9500 and reference group code: 92U, dates July 16-18, 2024.

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Interacoustics is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. Attending is worth a maximum of 2.0 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy’s Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.