The research interests of Jamie M. Bogle, Au.D., Ph.D., include evaluating dizziness and balance problems in children and adults. Dr. Bogle's primary focus is the evaluation of patients with neurological conditions, such as concussion or migraine.
Dr. Bogle also studies the development of inner ear function in typical populations and in those with disorders. Her research interests include evaluation of children at risk of dizziness and imbalance. Specifically, Dr. Bogle is interested in developing age-appropriate diagnostic tools for evaluating these young patients.
- Concussion. Concussion is a common injury. Dr. Bogle studies the balance and eye movement abilities of children and adults in an effort to better understand the concussion process and determine return to typical activities.
- Migraine. Dizziness and balance problems are common with migraine. Dr. Bogle studies the vestibular and balance function of those with migraine and dizziness in order to better understand this relationship.
- Pediatrics. Balance development includes evaluation of infants through adolescents. Difficulty maintaining stable vision during movement and delayed motor development are possible risks for children with inner ear problems. Dr. Bogle is interested in finding better ways to identify at-risk children.
- Motion sickness. Motion sickness is a common condition and may be due to a mismatch between what the inner ear senses and what the eyes see. Dr. Bogle studies the effects of this mismatch, especially as it relates to concussion.
Significance to patient care
Dizziness and imbalance are disabling conditions that greatly impact quality of life. Research into the diagnosis of dizziness and imbalance continues to advance with the availability of new technology, but the relationship between inner ear function and dizziness is not fully understood.
Dr. Bogle and her colleagues conduct research that relates to improving the diagnosis for those with dizziness and imbalance. This includes studying how children and adults with concussion integrate inner ear information as well as investigating new methods for evaluating the inner ear for those with dizziness and imbalance.