Belinda Sinks, AuD

Lecturer in Audiology and Communication Sciences


Clinical Audiology



Degree Program

Doctor of Audiology (AuD)


PACS 507: Vestibular Assessment

Additional Titles

  • Clinical Audiologist, Department of Otolaryngology

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Mailing Address


  • BS (Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology): Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville (1987)
  • MA (Audiology): University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1989)
  • AuD (Doctor of Audiology): Salus University (2007)

Board Certifications

  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A)

Research Interests

Vestibular function and evaluation, dynamic subjective visual vertical, vestibular head impulse testing, cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials, balance prostheses



Goebel JA, Sinks B: Test‑retest reliability of high frequency thresholds at bedside with sensori‑neural hearing impaired listeners.  J Amer Acad Audiol, 5:399‑401, 1994.

Sinks BC, Goebel JA: Bedside High Frequency Monitoring for Ototoxicity. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 117(2);93,1997

Valente M, Goebel J, Duddy D, Sinks B, Peterein J: Evaluation and Treatment of Severe    Hyperacusis: Case Study and Literature Review.    J Amer Acad Audiol, 11:295-299, 2000.

Goebel J, Singasilp N, Sinks B, Carmody J: The Gaze Stabilization Test: A New Clinical Test of Unilateral Vestibular Dysfunction. Otol Neurotol 28:68-73, 2006.

Goebel J, Sinks B, Parker BE, Richardson N, Olowin A, Cholewiak R:

Effectiveness of Head-Mounted Vibrotactile Stimulation in Patients with Bilateral Vestibular Loss: A Phase 1 Clinical Trial. Otol Neurotol 30:210-216,2009.

Ahmed MF, Goebel JA, Sinks BC. Caloric Test versus Rotational Sinusoidal Harmonic Acceleration and Step-Velocity Tests in Patients with and without Suspected Peripheral Vestibulopathy Otol Neurotol 30(6):800-805, 2009. PMID: 1962309.

Invited Publications

Sinks B, Duddy D: Hearing Aid Orientation and Counseling in Strategies for Selecting and Verifying Hearing Aid Fittings. Thieme, New York, 2002, pp345-368.

Published Abstracts

Sinks BC, Goebel JA:  Test Retest Reliability of Ultra‑High Frequency Thresholds at Bedside with Sensori‑neural Hearing Impaired Listeners.  Assoc Res Otolaryngol Abstr, 17:5, 1993.

Sinks BC, Goebel JA:  Bedside High Frequency Monitoring for Ototoxicity.  Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 117(2);93, 1997.

Goebel JA, Rohrbaugh JW, Vedeniapin AB, Lindberg B, Goldenberg T, Sirevaag EJ, Beaudreau S: Effects of Cognitive Tasking on Postural Control in Early Dementia of Alzheimer’s Type (DAT) Patients. Barany Society XXIII Intl Congress, Paris, France, Abstr. No. P078, J Vest Res, Vol. 14 (2-3), pg. 227, 2004.

Goebel JA, Sangasilp N, Lindberg B: Comparison of Dynamic Subjective Visual Vertical Test (DSVV) and Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) for Evaluation of Patients with Postural Instability.  Assoc Res Otolaryngol Abstr. No. 197, 2005.

Goebel JA, Sangasilp N, Lindberg B: Comparative Study of the Gaze Stabilization Test (GST) and Dynamic Visual Acuity Test (DVAT) for Detecting Patients with Unilateral Vestibular Dysfunction.  Assoc Res Otolaryngol Abstr. No. 535, 2005.

Beaudreau, S. A., Goebel, J. A., Rohrbaugh, J. W., Andrei B. Vedeniapin, Sinks, B. C.,  Goldenberg, T. L., Sirevaag, E. J. The Association between Age and Dementia Status on Balance Confidence and Fear of Falling.  Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL 2005.

Goebel JA, Sinks BA, Pyle M, Brey R, Eggers S, Zapala D: Efficacy of the BrainPort® Balance Device in Patients with Severe Bilateral Vestibular Loss: A Multicenter Trial.  Assoc Res Otoloaryngol Abstr. No. 707, 2008.

Goebel JA, Sinks BC, Parker E, Richardson NT, Olowin AB, Cholewiak RW:  Effectiveness of Head-mounted Vibrotactile Stimulation in Subjects with Bilateral Vestibular Loss: A Phase 1 Clinical Trial. May 2-3, 2008 43rd Annual Spring Meeting American Neurotology Society Orlando, Florida.Otol Neurotol, 30(2): 210-216, 2009.