About Dizziness Depot

Dizziness Depot discusses hearing-related issues in general but focuses on the inner ear in particular. The inner ear is critical to balance, orientation and visual clarity during movement. As a result, inner ear, or vestibular, problems are the most common cause of dizziness. So, please ask a question or post a comment. Comment Policy

Alan Desmond, Dizziness DepotAlan Desmond, Au.D.
Co-Editor, Dizziness Depot

Alan is the director of the new Balance Disorders Program at Wake Forest Baptist Health Center, and holds an adjunct assistant professor faculty position at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. He is the author of two textbooks, several book chapters, and two educational booklets for primary care physicians, all related to dizziness and vertigo. He is a co-author of the Clinical Practice Guideline for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, and represents the American Academy of Audiology at the American Medical Association. He is the founder/former director of Blue Ridge Hearing and Balance Clinic in Bluefield and Princeton, WV where he practiced for 32 years. In 2015, he received the Presidents Award from the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Desmond currently resides in North Carolina with his family. His professional interests are centered around helping primary care and emergency room physicians effectively manage dizzy patients at the entry level. On the home front, a well stocked kitchen, a good bottle of red wine, and some good friends and family to share it with are all he needs.

Published  Work
Vestibular Function: Clinical and Practice Management. Available at Amazon.

Brady Workman, Dizziness DepotBrady S. Workman, Au.D.
Co-Editor, Dizziness Depot

Brady is an audiologist in the Balance Disorders program at Wake Forest Baptist Health Center. Brady received his doctorate of audiology from East Tennessee State University in 2018. Brady has been a regular guest contributor to the Dizziness Depot while completing his fourth year externship at Wake Forest Baptist Health. He is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists and is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology.

Brady’s primary clinical interests include: comprehensive vestibular assessment and adult hearing diagnostics. He currently resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Outside of work, Brady is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time with his wife and cat.