Training in VNG

Course: Saccadometry – a new tool for assessing central vestibular disorders

1 - 2 hours
23 March 2022


This course which will focus on Saccadometry, a new tool in the VisualEyes VNG platform for assessing central vestibular disorders. The course will demonstrate how to implement the new protocols into the typical VNG test battery, how to interpret the new graphical displays and how to report the findings.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to implement a Saccadometry protocol into their current test battery
  • Participants will be able to explain the graphical results from the Saccadometry protocols
  • Participants will be able to interpret the results of Saccadometry tests


Michelle Petrak
Michelle Petrak, Ph.D., is the Director of Clinical Audiology and Vestibular Research for Interacoustics. Her primary role is development and clinical validation of new technologies in the vestibular and balance areas. She is located in Chicago where she is a licensed private practice clinical audiologist at Northwest Speech and Hearing (NWSPH). Dr. Petrak received her doctorates in Electrophysiology (1992) and Biomolecular Electronics (1994) from Wayne State University and her Masters in Audiology in 1989. Her special areas of expertise include vestibular and balance assessments and management of the dizzy patient. Dr. Petrak is involved with new innovative product developments, clinical evaluations of new protocols, and publishing, teaching, and training on the management of patients with dizziness. She continues to lecture extensively nationally and internationally, and she has numerous articles published in the hearing industry journals. She also participates on the committees for several doctoral students as support for the research projects.

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