Blythe Kitner

Blythe Kitner
Title: Clinical Faculty
Division: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders
Unit: Audiology
Office Location: Health/Wellness 1109
Office Phone: 815-753-1441
Email: bkitner@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • AUD 612A -  Professionals Issues I: Foundations of Practice
  • AUD 677 - Adult Assessment
  • AUD 680 - Introduction to the Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Disorders
  • AUD 681 - Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Disorders
  • AUD 692 - External Placement
  • AUD 693 - Clinical Externships
  • AUD 773 - Medical Audiology

Education

  • Millikin University, 1988, B.S.
  • Rush University, 2009 Au.D.

Certification and Licensure:

  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)
  • Licensed to practice Audiology in the state of Illinois

Research Interests

  • Vestibular assessment and treatment
  • Electrophysiologic assessment of the hearing and balance system
  • The impact of concussion and traumatic brain injury on the vestibular system
  • Genetics of balance and hearing
  • Vestibular myogenic evoked potentials aging and pathologies

Clinical Interests

  • electrophysiology
  • balance treatment
  • pediatric and adult hearing evaluations and treatment
  • concussion assessment
  • tinnitus