Position Statement: Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation, or Balance Retraining Therapy, is a scientifically based and clinically valid therapeutic modality for the treatment of persistent dizziness and postural instability due to incomplete compensation after peripheral vestibula

Position Statement: Micropressure Therapy

The Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery have reviewed the literature with respect to micropressure therapy


Parent Response to Ear Disease in Children with and without Tubes (PREDICT) Quality of Life Research StudyThis multi-institutional study has explored the impact that ear disease, in children ages 6 to 24 months, has on the child and their family in

Otology Outcome Tool: CES

Chronic Ear Survey (CES)DescriptionProvides information regarding total ear-specific health, as well as subscore information regarding activity restriction, symptoms, and medical resource usage attributable to chronic otitis mediaTargeted AgeAdultsIt

Otology Outcome Tool: APHAB

  Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) Description Self-reported tool that measures the amount of trouble they are having with communication or noises in various everyday situations Targeted Age Adults Items (Domains) 24 (4) Estimated C

Otology Outcome Tool: UCLA-DQ

UCLA Dizziness Questionnaire (UCLA-DQ)DescriptionEvaluates the impact of frequency and severity on the patients' daily activities, on the quality of life, and on the fear of becoming dizzyTargeted ageAdultsItems (Domains)5 (N/A)Estimated Completion T

Otology Outcome Tool: GBI

 Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI)DescriptionA subjective post-interventional questionnaire especially developed to evaluate any otorhinolaryngological surgery and therapyTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)18 (3)Estimated Completion Time10 minutesReliabi

Otology Outcome Tool: THI

Tinnitus Handicap Index (THI)DescriptionAssesses self-reported tinnitus-related handicapTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)25 (N/A)Estimated Completion Time10-15 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Newman CW, Jacobson GP, Spitzer

G-I-N Scholars Program

G-I-N ConferencePhiladelphia, PASeptember 28-30, 2016(up to five travel grants of $1,500 each available)Get Involved with AAO-HNSF Clinical Practice Guidelines: Guidelines International Network (G-I-N) Conference Scholars ProgramThrough the G-I-N Sch

Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

This Clinical Practice Guideline is currently undergoing an update.Update Leadership: Neil Bhattacharyya, MD (Chair), Samuel P. Gubbels, MD, FACS (Assistant Chair), Seth R.