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Department Head and Neck Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Audiologic Evaluation
  • Audiology
  • Auditory Electrodiagnostics
  • Canalith Repositioning
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Evoked Potential Tests
  • Videonystagmography
  • Virtual Visits
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Balance Disorders
  • Benign Positional Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Disorders
View all 5 Specialties +


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About Julie Honaker, PhD, AuD

Julie Honaker, PhD, CCC-A is currently the Director of the Vestibular and Balance Disorders Program within the Head and Neck Institute. Dr. Honaker is an audiologist specializing in state-of-the-art assessment and management planning for all patients with dizziness, imbalance and falling risk concerns.  In addition to patient care, she engages in clinical research pertaining to patients across the lifespan with vestibular disorders, with an emphasis on risk of falling assessment and prevention. Dr. Honaker completed her PhD at the University of Cincinnati in 2006, and her post-doctoral fellowship at the Mayo Clinic – Rochester in 2009.

Listen to Dr. Honaker on our Head and Neck Innovations podcast: Innovations in Vestibular Testing and Treatment

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Vestibular Sciences
Rochester, MN

Graduate School - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Internship - University of Cincinnati
Externship Audiology (see comments)
Cincinnati, OH

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
BA Arts
Cincinnati, OH


  • Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology

Specialty Interests

Vestibular and Balance Disorders across the lifespan

Awards & Honors

  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology (2020-2022).
  • American Speech-Language Hearing Association, Editor’s Award
  • University of Cincinnati, College of Allied Health Sciences and Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Distinguished Alumni Award
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences, Emerging Scholar Research/Creative Activity Award
  • New Investigator Research Award- American Academy of Audiology and American Academy of Audiology Foundation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Julie Honaker, PhD, AuD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/1/2024, Dr. Honaker has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

35 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

5 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

She was very nice and courteous! Also very personable. She made me feel more comfortable during the testing.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Scheduling testing and follow up appointment took some real sleuthing for the scheduler. Dr wanted 3 week follow up - actual time frame was 8 weeks. And more testing may need to be scheduled. It is a little daunting for me logistically, but thankful and hopeful that we will get some answers.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

I got the feeling that the provider did care and wanted to do a good job, get results.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr Honaker was wonderful She explained everything thoroughly as we went along with the testing. She was comforting and reassuring for a test that could have been unpleasant

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr Honaker is an excellent and caring doctor!!!

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