Our Team of Vestibular Specialists
Alan Desmond, AuD, CCC-A
Vestibular Audiology Program Director
Alan received his doctorate from Central Michigan University and was recruited to head the Balance Disorders Program in 2015.
He has authored several books and chapters on Balance Disorders and Vestibular Function, and is a co-author of the Clinical Practice Guideline for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and is licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
Clinical Interests: Balance Disorders, Vestibular Function, Integrated Care Pathways for Dizziness
Rhonda Thompson, M.S.
Rhonda received her masters degree in audiology from East Carolina University in 1995 and has worked at Wake Forest Baptist since 2001. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and specializes in vestibular testing.
Elaine Orcutt, Au.D., CCC-A
Elaine graduated in 2012 with her Doctorate of Audiology from the University of Memphis. She completed her fourth year externship at Wake Forest Baptist Health. She is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and she is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. Elaine is also licensed by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Speech and Language Pathologists and Audiologists. Her areas of interest within the field include pediatric and adult diagnostic audiometry, hearing aids, cochlear implants and vestibular evaluations.