Clinic Information

The American Institute of Balance (AlB) was founded in 1992, and is among the country's largestmulti-specialty centers for evaluation and treatment of dizziness and The American Institute of Balancebalance disorders.

The Institute is nationally and internationally known for its expertise in evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation. The institute's therapy programs are used by physicians, audiologists and therapists worldwide.

AIB is recognized as the leading diagnostic, treatment and educational research center in vestibular and equilibrium sciences since 1992. AIB clinics are typically located within rehabilitation-based or university facilities promoting the AIB philosophy of a comprehensive, inter-disciplinary approach to patient care. There are currently eight AIB clinic locations in the greater Tampa Bay and Orlando areas, including within the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences on the campus of the University of South Florida, in Tampa. The Institute’s main campus and educational center is located in Largo Florida.

AIB diagnostic and treatment clinics serve as a valuable resource for both medical and military communities, and is a participating provider for over 25 insurers. Dr Gans and the staff at AIB have served as a clinical training site and held academic appoinments for the following:

Clinical Training site for:

  • University of South Florida
  • University of Florida
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Salus University
  • State University of New York (SUNY)- Buffalo
  • University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
  • A.T. Still University- Arizona School of Health Sciences

Academic appointments:

  • University of South Florida
  • University of Florida
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Salus University
  • AT Still University- Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of New England- College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Nuevo Leon- School of Medicine

“Leading the World in Vestibular and Equilibrium Education” 

American Institute of Balance Education Foundation

Founded by Dr. Gans in 1999, the mission of the Foundation is to provide wide-ranging, clinically relevant, multi-disciplinary global education; support research; fund clinician training and provide free services for children in need.

  • Professional post-graduate education, workshops, on-campus, on-site and internationally. Dr. Gans and colleagues have provided programs throughout Asia (Hong Kong, China, Singapore), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico) and Europe (England, Russia, Spain).

  • Global on-line education initiative in cooperation with the University of New England - College of Osteopathic Medicine. Courses are offered in English, Spanish and Chinese for continuing medical and professional education.

  • Funding clinical training for medical, audiology and physical therapy residents.

  • Funding for pediatric evaluations for un-insured children. No child under 18 is turned away because of inability to pay.

  • Funding for research and students- American Academy of Audiology Foundation- Vestibular Research Award and The Ohio State University- Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences- Student Clinician Award.

For more information regarding both our On-Campus and Off-Campus Programs, 
please visit the AIB Education Foundation!

AIB research may be found in leading peer reviewed ENT and Audiology journals, including: Annals of Otolaryngology, Ear and Hearing, International Journal of Audiology and the Journal of the American Academy of The American Institute of Balance - ResearchAudiology. Research at AIB has been referenced in Standards and Practice guidelines for both the American Academy of Neurology and American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Visit and click on Research and Publications to download our published articles. Dr. Gans and colleagues have also written books and chapters in leading medical texts on balance disorders. It is this commitment to research that ensures that all clinical services at AIB facilities are evidenced-based practice.

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The AIB Affiliate Network is an international network of AIB trained and The American Institute of Balance - Researchcertified physicians, audiologists and physical therapists. These practitioners have earned degrees within their designated specialties, taken approved AIB workshops and courses and have successfully completed a certification examination.

Through this international network, AIB and it’s affiliated specialists have helped thousands of patients with vestibular and balance problems throughout the world.


To obtain more information about the affiliate program please click here!