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About American Institute of Balance (AIB)

The American Institute of Balance (AlB) was founded in 1992 and is among the country’s largest multi-specialty centers for evaluation and treatment of dizziness and balance disorders.  AIB’s therapy programs are used by physicians, audiologists and therapists worldwide.

Our Mission & Vision

We are committed to providing consistent, high-quality, evidence-based care in balance health to all persons and providing professional development to practitioners throughout the world. 

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AIB strives to provide the highest caliber evidenced-based, diagnostic and treatment services in a caring, compassionate and cost-effective manner.

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Since 1992, AIB is recognized as the leading diagnostic, treatment and educational research center in vestibular and equilibrium sciences.  AIB clinics are located in the greater Tampa Bay including Largo, Port Richey, Palm Harbor’s Florida Hospital North Pinellas & Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.  The Institute’s main campus and educational center is located in Largo, Florida.

Learn how you can help further our research, patient care, and education programs. Make your tax-deductible gift today. 

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AIB provides the global healthcare community with the most current and scientifically robust clinical protocols and information through its classes, workshops, online education and Certification programs.




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AIB research appears in leading medical journals and textbooks. It is referenced by numerous investigators and incorporated into the Gold Standard of treatment by Professional Medical Societies. 


AIB’s patient centered research seeks new and improved methods of the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of equilibrium disorders.  Our research may be found in leading peer reviewed ENT and Audiology journals, including:

  • Annals of Otolaryngology, Ear and Hearing
  • International Journal of Audiology
  • Journal of the American Academy of Audiology

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.

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 Certified Provider network is an international network of AIB trained and certified physicians, audiologists and physical therapists. 

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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 its affiliated specialists have helped thousands of patients with vestibular and balance problems throughout the world.

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