Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM) is to protect the patient’s nervous system continuously during surgery. Risk of postoperative neurological deficit, such as hearing loss, facial weakness, and impairment of other functions is thereby reduced.
In addition to detection of physiological change, IOM can provide surgical guidance. With the tremendous increase in utilizing intraoperative neuromonitoring, the professional IOM clinicians are in high demand.
According to most insurance providers, only M.D. physician or licensed doctorate level audiologist who has extensive IOM training may provide measurement and interpretation of IOM assessment.
Bloomsburg University's IOM program is the first program in the nation that is dedicated to train future audiology IOM practitioner by providing comprehension IOM courses and internship/externship opportunities. Our graduates are highly sought by various organizations and have become the leaders in the IOM field.