Academy Announces Dr. Janky as Honorary Chair for Balance Awareness Week
The American Academy of Audiology is proud to announce that Academy member Dr. Kristen Janky has been named the 2015 Honorary Chair for the Vestibular Disorders Associations Balance Awareness Week. “I feel privileged to have been selected as this year’s chair because I feel strongly that as vestibular professionals we share an obligation to help patients understand that vestibular disorders are treatable illnesses,” says Dr. Janky.
How many times has a patient come to you in tears because their doctor told them there was nothing that could be done to treat their dizziness? So many patients receive misinformation from their health-care providers and the Internet, leaving them lost, confused, depressed, and still struggling with the debilitating effects of their condition. We can change that. That’s why some Academy members have selected to become vestibular professionals. Since vestibular disorders are difficult to diagnose and treat, our reward is knowing that we've helped a patient on their long road to recovery.
It is not too late to participate in Balance Awareness Week (BAW). Feel free to use the press release about BAW or a press release about your practice and/or a patient. Here is a press release that the media picked up from one a VEDA member.
Together, we can Defeat Dizziness™.