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New Bertec Webinar on Concussion Treatment

10/18/21 8:44 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular

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As a leader in balance assessment and rehab technology, Bertec has a strong expertise on concussion diagnosis and treatment. On October 27, join them as they discuss the advantages of a multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management.  

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New Podcast: The Value of vHIT

10/14/21 2:43 PM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular, Podcast

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Video head impulse testing (vHIT) is an important technique that essentially helps diagnose reduction in vestibular function in one ear against the other. Using lightweight video goggles to record eye velocity, vHIT allows healthcare professionals to quickly and objectively measure the vestibular ocular reflex (VOR) in response to common head movements people experience on a daily basis. 

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Check Out This Upcoming Bertec Webinar

9/13/21 3:33 PM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular

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Interested in expanding your knowledge of the vestibular system and learning more about how the body keeps itself balanced during activity? We have the perfect educational opportunity for you! 

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Upcoming Vestibular E-Learning Opportunities

8/25/21 10:21 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular, E-Learning

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Knowledge is power, and Interacoustics is empowering you to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in balance technology with a few exciting learning opportunities over the next few months. Learn about how revolutionary technologies can improve patient outcomes, how new test protocols can provide more comprehensive vestibular assessments, and much more. 

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Bertec COBALT: An Ideal Balance Test for Athletes

5/26/21 10:51 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular, Balance

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Bertec COBALT is the ideal balance test for athletes. It is best used as part of a concussion screening and management program. This is because it provides an objective measure of balance control when relying on visual, somatosensory, and vestibular demands. The COBALT protocol includes a unique set of testing conditions that put high demands on the visual and vestibular systems. A traditional static balance test cannot provide this.  

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New Podcast: TBI Impacts on Hearing and Balance

3/23/21 12:31 PM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular, Audiometry, Podcast

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption in the brain’s function that is usually caused by a blow to the head or when something pierces the skull and damages brain tissue. In this episode of Listen Up, Michelle Petrak, PH.D., the Director of Clinical Audiology at Interacoustics, and Gail Whitelaw, PH.D., an audiologist and the Director of the Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at The Ohio State University, discuss TBI, how it impacts the auditory and vestibular systems, and how healthcare practitioners can team up to diagnose and treat patients. 

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Sign Up for Bertec’s Shift Happens Webinar

2/12/21 11:36 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular, Balance

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On Wednesday February 24, 2021 at 3pm EST, Bertec will host a webinar focused on its revolutionary Bertec Vision Trainer (BVT). Titled Shift Happens, this free educational event will walk you through a case study of a patient with hemianopia from a stroke and discuss how BVT is used for visually induced motion sensitivity.  

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All About Bertec Vision Trainer

2/4/21 10:12 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular, Balance

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Bertec continues to innovate in the field of sensory training technology with its revolutionary Bertec Vision Trainer (BVT). Made for testing and training visual-motor coordination and balance skills, the system leverages an impact-resistant touchscreen to offer game-like training that helps improve performance and sensory function. Additionally, balance can be trained and enhanced alongside traditional visual-motor training with Bertec’s medical grade force plate. 

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Common Positional Maneuvers Used in BPPV Testing and Treatment

2/1/21 10:11 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular, Balance

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When testing or treating a patient for BPPV, there are multiple positional maneuvers that need to be performed on the patient to ensure the best outcomes. Some of these maneuvers are only used for testing, while others are performed solely in treatment of vestibular dysfunction. We aim to look into each of these maneuvers, what they’re purposes are, and how to perform them. If you have any comments or if we missed anything, please let us know in the comments!

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6 New Features in VisualEyes™ 3rd Generation

1/28/21 10:10 AM / by Adam Dawson posted in Vestibular

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Last October, Micromedical by Interacoustics drastically improved its vestibular testing equipment options with the release of the 3rd generation of VisualEyes. Combining videonystamography (VNG)video head impulse testing (vHIT), and rotary chair testing in one powerful package, this drastically upgraded system comes jam packed with a wealth of valuable new features. 

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