Vestibular rehabilitation therapy: diagnosis based strategies

Article by Richard E. Gans, Ph.D. published in ENT & audiology news Vol 24 No 5 November/December 2015. Dr. Gans explains how to use vestibular rehabilitation therapy to treat vestibular patients, and demonstrates why this method of diagnosis based strategies has proved so successful. Download the Article: ENT & Audiology News _Gans Rehabilitation

Pediatric Vestibular Evaluation

Article by Richard E. Gans, Ph.D. published in ENT & audiology news Vol 24 No 5 November/December 2015. Dr Gans gives an overview of the approach he and his team at the American Institute of Balance take to pediatric vestibular evaluation. Download the Article: ENT & Audiology News_Gans Paediatric

June 2015 – Dr. Gans presents in Amman, Jordan

This year, the 3rd Conference of the Advanced Arab Academy of Audiovestibulogy was held in Amman, Jordan.  Dr. Gans presented on various topics including: Pediatric Vestibular Assessment, VEMP and Rehabilitation. What an honor to be part of such a great program!  We look forward to working with the academy again in the near future. شكرا Shokran!… Continue Reading »

Does your facility have the “edge” in the specialty of vestibular rehabilitation?

Bring your Team to AIB for Certification and SAVE $295* on Tuition! Vestibular Certification is becoming more and more important and even necessary in the field of physical medicine. AIB provides Certification in Vestibular Rehabilitation (3-day workshop) & Vestibular Assessment & Management (5-day workshop). Why AIB? – Train with the Leaders in Vestibular & Equilibrium Sciences…. Continue Reading »

Announcing the AIB Center of Excellence

Join the Fastest Growing Balance and Vestibular Health Organization The AIB is pleased to announce its Licensing of Medical Groups, Hospitals and Health Systems worldwide in the establishment and operation of an AIB Center of Excellence (AIB-COE) within their respective organizations and facilities. An AIB-COE offers comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative balance services. The Institute’s team… Continue Reading »

Dr. Gans Presents at iCAN – KSA

This was Dr. Gans’ second trip to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and ICAN. This year’s presentations included: VRT, Pediatrics, BPPV, VNG-VEMP and vHIT.

AIB at Miami Children’s Hospital

On February 20th -22nd, 2015, AIB conducted a Pediatric Evaluation & Management workshop. Audiologists, Physical, Occupational, and Speech & Language Therapist attended our 20-hour program that focused on Vestibular Evaluation and Rehabilitation as well as evidence-based Concussion topics.

Press Release: Pediatric Vestibular Evaluation & Management Workshop to be Offered in Miami,FL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2015 Contact: Rochelle Yellowdy Phone: 800-245-6442 Email: ryellowdy@dizzy.com PEDIATRIC VESTIBULAR EVALUATION & MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP TO BE OFFERED IN MIAMI, FL Largo, FL – The American Institute of Balance is pleased to announce its collaboration with Miami Children’s Hospital to offer a Pediatric Vestibular Evaluation & Management Workshop.  This workshop is open… Continue Reading »

Former NASA Astronaut, Dr. Van den Berg, presents at AIB’s Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop

Former Astronaut, Dr. van den Berg will be presenting at the Vestibular Assessment & Management workshop in Largo, Florida on Wednesday, December 10th. Dr. van den Berg was the first Dutch-born astronaut.  He was assigned as Payload Specialist on STS-51B Challenger (April 29–May 6, 1985). STS-51B, the Spacelab-3 mission, was launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and… Continue Reading »

St. Elizabeth Healthcare Therapists Learn Vestibular Rehabilitation

November 14-15, 2014 Thirteen Physical Therapists from St. Elizabeth Healthcare participated in AIBs 2-day training and certification program in Vestibular Rehabilitation. St. Elizabeth Healthcare operates six facilities throughout Northern Kentucky – St. Elizabeth Covington, St. Elizabeth Edgewood, St. Elizabeth Falmouth, St. Elizabeth Florence, St. Elizabeth Ft. Thomas and St. Elizabeth Grant.  Therapists represented each location… Continue Reading »

September 2014: Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

33 Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Audiologists from throughout the USA participated in AIB Education Foundation’s 3-day workshop in Vestibular Rehabilitation.  This program included VRT Certification.

AIB Education Foundation Certifies Tampa General Hospital (TGH) Therapists

TAMPA, FL – TGH Physical Therapists from outpatient and acute care divisions participated in an on-site VRT Certification Program on September 6-7th. Drs. Gans, Kurtzer and Jagger provided attendees with the latest evidence based clinical science in evaluation and treatment protocols including; hands-on practice with adaptation, habituation, substitution protocols and various canalith-repositioning maneuvers (CRM). A… Continue Reading »

AIB’s 1st Concussion Certification Program

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, The American Institute of Balance and Florida Hospital North Pinellas joined forces to offer the 1st Evidence Based Concussion Certification Course. Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers and Audiologists from Florida, Washington, South Carolina, and Colorado attended this One-Day program. The AIB Education Staff is working on making this course available online through… Continue Reading »

July 2014: Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

30 Physical Therapists and Audiologists from throughout the U.S. attended AIB’s 3-day Workshop and Certification.    

June 2014: Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop

Physicians, Physical Therapists, Audiologists, and APNPs from the US and all over the world including: Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Canada, Costa Rica, and India attended our week long Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop. This is among AIB’s most popular 5-day workshops, as Drs. Gans, Jagger, and Kurtzer taught from anatomy and physiology, disorders, diagnostics and evaluation… Continue Reading »

Malaysian Audiology Scientific Conference (MASCO 2014)

Dr. Gans was a keynote speaker at the MASCO conference in Kuantan, Malaysia on May 15 – 16, 2014. The conference was well attended by audiologists from throughout Malaysia on a wide variety of hearing and balance topics. Dr. Gans has been a frequent guest lecturer throughout Asia including: Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Guangzhou.

Montefiore Medical Group – Bronx, NY

On May 31, 2014 Physical and Occupational Therapists, Physicians and Audiologists participated in a 2-day onsite workshop and certification program in Vestibular Rehabilitation. We look forward to working with such an exceptional team as they become part of AIB’s affiliate network.

2014 AudiologyNow – Orlando, Florida

Audience prepares for the Great Debate, moderated by Drs. Barry Freeman and Myles Kesler. The debaters were; Drs. David Citroen, Bob Disorga, Richard Roberts and Richard Gans. Over 200 attendees who had a wonderful open forum after the presentation to discuss the direction of the profession.     Drs. Charles Berlin and Bettie Borton, AAA… Continue Reading »

Animal Audiology at AIB

Normally, BAER testing on a 9-week old wouldn’t be newsworthy, unless it is a puppy! Dr. Robert Zarranz, an ENT physician and longtime friend, purchased a golden lab for his children. Hunter, at 9 weeks, however, did not seem to respond consistently to being called or to other environmental sounds. Dr. Zarranz became concerned and… Continue Reading »

2014 Semana de la Otología – Bogotá, Colombia

The 10th Annual Audiology Symposium sponsored by Clínca Rivas, Semana de la Otología, was yet again a great success. 57 Otolaryngologists and Physiotherapists from around the world attended Dr. Gans’ 2-day Vestibular Evaluation and Therapy Certification Workshop. El 10 º Simposio Anual de Actualización en Audiología patrocinado por Clínca Rivas, Semana de la Otología, fue una… Continue Reading »

Watch us Grow! AIB’s New Location

Watch us grow! We are pleased to announce the opening of AIB’s new location at Florida Hospital – North Pinellas, February 2014. Located in Tarpon Springs, this location will provide referring physicians and patients easy access to AIB’s expertise in the North Pinellas County Region, as it is midway between AIB’s Largo and Port Richey… Continue Reading »

Become a USA or International AIB Certified Trainer

AIB is pleased to announce a global initiative to certify individuals wishing to be AIB Certified Trainers, who will conduct AIB Workshops in select venues.   Trainers must hold a Doctoral Degree in Audiology, Medicine, or Physical Therapy and have at least 5 years professional experience.  Trainers will undergo extensive orientation and training directly with… Continue Reading »

Gans presents at the 2nd Annual iCAN Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Gans presented numerous talks and workshops at the 2nd Annual iCAN Conference in Riyadh, KSA.  Experts from throughout the Middle East, USA, and Europe came together to share the latest in evidence based Audiology and Neurotology.

December 2013: Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop

Another great workshop with attendees from the USA, Canada, Chile and Saudi Arabia.  The highlight of all AIB workshops is the presentation of the latest diagnostic technologies and hands-on practice with treatment and therapy protocols. Dr. Gans along with Drs. Kim, Kurtzer, and Jagger provide attendees with personal attention and coaching.       December 2013:… Continue Reading »

November 2013 Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification Workshop

Another successful workshop!  This week we had Audiologists and Physical Therapists from all over the U.S. certifying in Vestibular Rehabilitation.

The Changing Face of America the Beautiful – Audiology Today

Article by Richard Gans, Ph.D. published in Audiology Today – November/December 2013 Culture and Diversity in Health Care: the Changing Face of America Cultural diversity will be seen in both the general population and the physicians who care for them. Audiologists and practices that understand and embrace the richness and opportunities associated with cultural diversity… Continue Reading »

Great start to AIBEF’s 2nd Annual Hall & Gans Workshop: New Advances in Auditory Vestibular Assessment & Diagnosis

Back by popular demand, the AIB Education Foundation is currently hosting the 2nd Annual Hall & Gans Workshop “New Advances in Auditory Vestibular Assessment & Diagnosis”. We have 24 physicians and Audiologists attending from USA, Canada, South Africa, Costa Rica, and St. Thomas!  

July 2013 Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop

Physicians, Audiologists and Physical Therapists from around the world are attending the VA&M Workshop in Largo, Florida this week.   Attendees are both international and from the USA, representing countries include: Canada, Chile, India, Peru, and the United Kingdom.  This is among AIB’s most popular 5-day workshops, as Drs. Gans and Kim and the AIB staff… Continue Reading »

Hall-Gans Workshop: New Advances in Auditory Vestubular Assessment & Diagnosis

November 13 – 15, 2013 Largo, Florida Don’t miss two of the most popular lecturers together for a very special 3-day workshop. Last year’s workshop was sold-out in record time, so register today to be sure you have a seat. Topics include the latest techniques and applications of Audio-Vestibular diagnostics with demonstrations and hands-on practice…. Continue Reading »

Host a Workshop at your Facility in USA and Worldwide

AIB is seeking hospitals, clinics, organizations or societies interested in serving as a venue for 2 and 3 day Workshops. AIB attendees typically include: Physical and Occupational Therapists, Audiologists, Physicians including specialists of ENT, Physical Medicine, Pediatrics and Neurology. AIB will market, register and handle all the CEU’s. Your facility provides the space and will… Continue Reading »

Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop – June 2013

25 Physical Therapists and Audiologists from throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean attended AIB’s 3-day Workshop and Certification.  SEE the pics- This updated program included new information on post concussion syndrome, psychiatric and migraine considerations in VR therapy.  All attendees had lots of opportunity to practice therapies and canalith repositioning maneuvers with Drs. Gans and… Continue Reading »

VideoNystagmography (VNG) Class On-line

Faculty: Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.Dr. Gans presents a comprehensive four part series in the use and interpretation of VideoNystagmography (VNG). Each component of the series goes in-depth as to testing techniques and interpretation. The goal is to provide a virtual experience for both new and experienced practitioners to enhance their knowledge and skill in conducting… Continue Reading »

Vestibular Assessment and Management Workshop will have International Flair- July 15-19, 2013

ENT, Audiologists and Physical Therapists from around the world will be attending the upcoming July 15-19th Workshop. Participants are coming from Canada, Chile, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and of course the USA. This is among AIB’s most popular 5-day workshops, as Drs. Gans and Kim and the AIB staff put it all together… Continue Reading »

Audigy Medical Guest Summit to follow VA and M Workshop July 20th- Westin Hotel- Rocky Point-Tampa, FL

ENT physicians and medically-based Audiologists will have an opportunity to stay over an extra night,  enjoy a special dinner and meeting at the beautiful Westin Hotel to learn more about Audigy Medical. As a founding member of Audigy Group, Dr. Gans has been committed for the past 8 years in helping practices be the best… Continue Reading »

AIB Education Foundation Announces Expansion of USA and Global Workshops Host AIB Training Workshops

According to AIB founder Richard Gans, Ph.D. “AIB’s recognized educational experience and expertise is highly sought in the increasing demand for well-trained vestibular practitioners in diagnosis and treatment of equilibrium disorders. The purpose of expanded Workshop locations and schedule is to meet the expressed needs of those who are not able to travel to AIB… Continue Reading »

March 2013: Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop

Dr. Gans demonstrates prior to the class practicing the manual portion of their certification process.   March 2013: Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop  

Dr. Gans presents at Semana de la Otología-Bogotá, Colombia/ El Dr. Gans presenta en la Semana de la Otología-Bogotá

His presentations will include: Balance Evaluation of Infants and Psychiatric Aspects of Vertigo. Sus presentaciones incluyen: Evaluación del equilibrio en los niños y aspectos psiquiátricos de Vértigo.  

March 2013: Advanced Vestibular Topics Workshop

Class Photo  

KORT Certifies with AIB VESTIBULAR REHABILITATION

Kentucky Orthopedic Rehabilitation Therapy (KORT) a division of Select Medical Corp, the country’s largest outpatient physical therapy provider has AIB Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation 43 of their therapists throughout their Kentucky and Indianapolis locations. The initial KORT group of 23 therapists  trained by Dr. Gans in 2010 were re-certified. KORT’s Vestibular Rehabilitation Certified therapists are… Continue Reading »

VNG: Interpretation and Report Writing’s 2-day Workshop held on campus at AIB on January 31 – February 1, 2013

Dr. Gans lectures the VNG: Interpretation and Report Writing Workshop to neurologists and audiologists from around the U.S. and internationally, including King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.  

Select Physical Therapists Train and Certify in Vestibular Rehabilitation at AIB

25 Physical Therapists from Central Florida, representing Select Medical Corporation, America’s largest physical therapy company and an AIB Rehabilitation Affiliate, completed their Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop and Certification. The workshop attendees learn vestibular anatomy, physiology, disorders,  and evidenced-based rehabilitation protocols for all forms of vestibular dysfunction and outcome measures. Visit dizzy.com for details and calendar for all AIB… Continue Reading »

Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2012 Contact: Rochelle Yellowdy Phone: 800.245.6442 Email: ryellowdy@dizzy.com AIB Education Foundation Offers New Workshop   Largo, FL – 25 Audiologists and Physicians from throughout the USA and Canada attended the New Advances in Auditory Vestibular Assessment & Diagnosis 3-day Workshop.  Noted experts, James W. Hall III, Ph.D. and Richard E…. Continue Reading »

Gans/Hall New Advances in Auditory-Vestibular Assessment & Diagnosis Workshop

Online Global Education and Training

Distance education can get trained technicians “on the ground” and allow large populations in remote areas to gain access to quality hearing care. Article by Richard E. Gans, Ph.D. published in the Hearing Review October 2012. Download Article    

Press Release: The American Institute of Balance joins state coalition in observing Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 22, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2012 Contact: Rochelle Yellowdy Phone: 727-398-5728 Email: ryellowdy@dizzy.com The American Institute of Balance joins state coalition in observing Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 22, 2012  Largo, Florida – The American Institute of Balance will join with the Florida Older Adult Falls Prevention Coalition (FCOA) to recognize Saturday, September 22, 2012,… Continue Reading »

Dr. Gans presents in Barranquilla, Colombia

II Curso Teórico Práctico de Vértigo: 2nd Practical Theory Course in Vertigo sponsored by OTOCEN clinic headed by Dr. Jorge Melo, M.D.

Dr. Gans at Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Gans’ NSU 2nd year Au.D. students practice their Canalith Repositioning techniques.

Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop: July 2012

Here are the Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop attendees. We have Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Audiologists representing 11 US states, the military, Dominican Republic & Japan. Attendees had extensive practice and instruction on all forms of BPPV treatment by Dr. Gans and staff.

AIB Welcomes our 18th 4th Year Student

Ms. Sara Jagger has begun her 4th year Au.D. externship at AIB. Pictured with Dr. Gans, Darren Kurtzer (#17 Senior 4th year) and Dr. Kim.

Dr. Gans and Dr. Hall are Guest Speakers at the National University of Colombia, Bogotá

Dr. Gans and Dr. Hall teach at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, Colombia. The University hosted a 3-day training program entitled  “Types, Uses & the Application of New Technology for the Care of Patients with Audiological Deficiencies”. Attendees for this program included Undergraduate Students majoring in Audiology & Speech Therapy.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop – June 2012

Another great Vestibular Rehabilitation workshop held in Tampa Bay, Florida. Our workshops have trained thousands of audiologists, physicians, physical and occupational therapists from virtually every state and as far away at Taiwan and Hong Kong. The American Institute of Balance Education Foundation hosts a variety of workshops throughout the year.  Check out the Education section… Continue Reading »

Hearing Loss in America

Please check out this infographic on Hearing Loss in America. It’s full of information on hearing loss, how it occurs, how it affects our lives, and—more importantly—how it can be effectively treated with the right combination of certified provider, treatment plan, and technology. So, go ahead. Download it. Save it. Share it. Spread the word… Continue Reading »

Semana de la Otología, March 2012 – Colombia

Felicitaciones a la Clínica Rivas por otro destacado Semana de la Otología 2012. Congratulations to Clínica Rivas for another outstanding Semana de la Otología 2012.

Learn how you can receive a Complimentary AIB CDVAT – a $195 value!

Equilibrium-Vestibular Assessment for Infants

Article by Richard Gans, Ph.D. published in Audiology Today – January/February 2012                    Download Article

Strike a Balance for PTs

Article by Richard Gans, Ph.D. published in Today in PT Magazine – November 2011 Read the Article  

Strike a Balance for OTs

Article by Richard Gans, Ph.D. published in Today in OT Magazine – October 2011 Read the Article

Announcing the International Hearing Care Technician Certificate Program

The American Institute of Continuing Medical Education (AICME) in collaboration with the University of New England – College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) is proud to announce the International Hearing Care Technician Certificate Program. This program will help reach  nearly 300 million underserved children and adults with hearing loss  in developing countries around the world while… Continue Reading »

Dr. Gans in the Jan/Feb 2012 Issue of Audiology Today Magazine

Equilibrium – Vestibular Assessment for Infants by Richard E. Gans, Ph.D.  is the featured article in the January/February 2012 issue of Audiology Today magazine.           Read the article: Equilibrium_Vestibular

Dr. Gans visits South America in December 2011

Drs. Gans and Nochez visit with Dra. Alejandra Ullauri and the country’s leading ENTs in Quito, Ecuador.  Dra. Ullauri is the only audiologist in Ecuador and has a very busy practice providing diagnostics, hearing aids, and cochlear implant expertise.  She and her family operate hearing clinics, Clinica de Audicion , in Quito and Guayaquil. Dr…. Continue Reading »

Today in OT and AIB

Strike a Balance | Today in OT.com Take a look at the article published by Today in OT  magazine about AIB’s educational workshops for OTs, PTs, and audiologists on dizziness and vestibular assessment and rehabilitation at its Florida location. The institute also offers online courses and seminars given nationwide and around the world.

Vestibular Assessment & Management Workshop: November 2011

Another successful workshop held at The American Institute of Balance located in Tampa Bay, Florida. The workshop, led by Drs. Richard Gans and Kenton Tarver, emphasized common vestibular disorders, diagnosis based therapy strategies and hands-on manual practice in this 5-day training course. Workshop participants came from different parts of the US, Costa Rica, Canada, and… Continue Reading »

Accolade Home Care Workshop and AIB Affiliation

On October 14 & 15, 2011, Drs. Gans and Tarver conducted a training workshop for Accolade Home Care Agency in Lubbock, Texas. Accolade Homecare and Hospice has 25 locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma and they provide service to patients in their home to evaluate and provide treatment.   The 27 participating therapists completed an intense… Continue Reading »

The 2011 “Richard Gans Scholarship in Vestibular Science” Award

Congratulations to Ashley Mason, the recipient of the 2011 “Richard Gans Scholarship in Vestibular Science”.  Ashley is a 3rd year Au.D. student at The Ohio State University  who has excelled in academic achievement, clinical skills, and is interested in working with patients with balance disorders. Dr. Gans, an OSU alumnus (Ph.D.), created this annual award… Continue Reading »

Dr. Gans at AOA’s 116th Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition

The American Institute of Continuing Medical Education (AICME) partners with The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM) at the AOA’s 116th Annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition going on now in Orlando, FL.

Select Physical Therapy-Tampa Bay Certify at AIB

Select Physical Therapists from around Tampa Bay participated in a 2-day Vestibular Workshop and Certification Program at AIB on October 7-8th.  The Workshop, led by Drs. Richard Gans and Kenton Tarver, emphasized common vestibular disorders, diagnosis based therapy strategies and hands-on manual practice treating positional vertigo with Canalith Repositioning Manuevers. Therapists must succesfully complete the… Continue Reading »

Head Trauma and BPPV in Children

Youngsters are just as subject to acquired BPPV post head trauma as are adults. Trevor, a 9 year old avid sports enthusiast, took a bad backward tumble off his skateboard hitting his head. Parents took him to the ER and all looked okay until he went to bed that night. Positional vertigo with acute nausea…… Continue Reading »

Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop | September 2011

September’s AAO-HNS Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in San Francisco, CA and Audigy Group’s 2011 Fall Summit in Las Vegas

Gans Travels to Latin America in September

Dr. Gans visits various cities in Latin America.  Visits include:  Dr. Juan Garcia Gomez in Bogotá, Colombia, Dr. Jorge Melo & Dra. Elvia Molano in Barranquilla, Colombia, and Dra. Ilonka Rodriguez in Santo Domingo, Domincan Republic.

Vestibular Assessment Workshop | August 2011

AIB Welcomes it’s 15th & 16th Fourth Year Extern Students for 2011-2012!

Visiting Doctors @ AIB from the Dominican Republic & Puerto Rico

Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop @ AIB

Dr. Gans Teaches NOVA Southeastern Students July 7-8, 2011

Dra. Andrea Ximena Varela visits AIB

Dra. Andrea Ximena Varela from Buenos Aires, Argentina, visits with Dr. Gans and the AIB staff/doctors in Largo, FL for a week in the beginning of June.

Dizziness, Vertigo and Falls: issues for older adults and practitioners

Article by Richard Gans, Ph.D.published in ENT & Audiology News Vol 20 No 1 Mar/Apr 2011 Download Article

Pediatric Vestibular Screenings Conducted Throughout Guatemala

Dr. Paty Castellanos, of Guatemala City, Guatemala, one of Central America’s foremost audiologists, recently conducted pediatric vestibular screenings on 700+ hearing impaired children throughout Guatemala.  The children, previously identified, were being seen at McDonald’s restaurants for their hearing aid fittings as part of an ongoing philanthropic initiative performed by Dr. Castellanos and her colleagues.  Dr…. Continue Reading »

Dr. Gans in Guatemala

Dr. Gans made several presentations at leading Guatemala City hospitals and spent several days consulting and seeing patients with Dr.Michel Nuyens and Dra. Patricia Castellanos de Munoz at the distinguished Diagnostico Vestibular Clinic, the AIB Affiliate in Guatemala.

ENTs from Mexico and Costa Rica Train at AIB

Dr. Gans and AIB faculty are pleased to welcome Mario Villegas-Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D., from Monterrey, Mexico and Enrique Munoz, M.D. from Costa Rica. Both physicians are participating in the Institute’s 3-day Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop. Dr. Villegas is also collaborating with Dr. Gans on an ENT resident training program at University of Nuevo Leon Medical School… Continue Reading »

Dr. Gans Teaches at Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Gans is pictured with the second year Doctor of Audiology class during their vestibular course.  They received clinical and hands-on experience with diagnostic and treatment protocols.

Charles Berlin, Ph.D. Joins AIB Staff

Dr. Berlin, world renowned researcher and clinician, professor emeritus Louisiana State University Kresge Laboratory has recently joined AIB’s clinical staff.  Dr. Berlin is one of AIBs education foundation faculty and will now be seeing patients at AIB’s Largo main campus.  Dr. Berlin’s expertise in hearing science, auditory neuropathy/dys-synchrony with children and adults will assist this… Continue Reading »

New 4th Year Au.D. Resident at AIB

AIB staff welcomes Yun Jin Mary Kim. Mary is from Salus University and will spend her 4th year at AIB specializing in vestibular and equilibrium evaluation and treatment. Mary is AIB’s 14th Audiology resident. Pictured at far right is Patrick Dolon of Nova Southeastern University, who is #13 and soon to graduate.  Soon to be… Continue Reading »

AIB Presents at Academy Conference

AIB Doctors have just returned from San Diego where they presented at the American Academy of Audiology meeting. Dr. Gans presented on pediatric vestibular topics and vestibular rehabilitation; and Dr. Tarver presented a number of very interesting case studies with Dr. Richard Roberts in a Featured Session presentation.  Dr. Gans’s and Dr. Tarver’s presentations were… Continue Reading »

Classification of Audiovestibular Symptoms Related to Migraine, Part 3: Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo of Childhood

by Richard E. Gans, PhD Hearing Review – November 2002 Benign Paroxysmal Vertigo of Childhood is a childhood vestibular disorder that manifests itself as recurrent spontaneous episodes ofvertigo in otherwise healthy children. This article, the final one in a three-part series, covers the topics of BPVC and BPVC with torticollis. Click Here to download

Classification of Audiovestibular Symptoms Related to Migraine, Part 2: Mal de Debarquement Syndrome

Classification of Audiovestibular Symptoms Related to Migraine, Part 2: Mal de Debarquement Syndrome by Richard E. Gans, PhD Hearing Review – October 2002 Hearing care professionals should have, at least, a basic understanding of migraine and its audiovestibular symptoms. Part 2 of this 3-part series provides information on Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (often called disembarkment sickness) and the… Continue Reading »

Classification of Audiovestibular Symptoms Related to Migraine, Part 1: Overview of Migraine

by Richard E. Gans, PhD Hearing Review – September 2002 Hearing care professionals should have at least a basic understanding of migraine and its audiovestibular symptoms: vertigo, tinnitus, phonophobia, and even hearing loss present as symptoms in at least 30% of migraine patients. This article, the first of a three-part series, provides an overview Click here to download

April Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop

Physical and Occupational Therapists from around the country attended AIB’s Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop.  AIB’s 7 workshops are designed for therapists, physicians and audiologists wishing to learn in small, hands-on learning modules.  Dr. Gans works with students in demonstrating the rehabilitation protocols from his book Vestibular Rehabilitation: Protocols and Programs.

Students meet with Dr. Gans at Audiology Unplugged

At the Audiology Now conference in San Diego, Au.D. student from Wichita State University meets with Dr. Gans at the Audiology Unplugged Session.  This is an annual event where students are able to meet leaders in the profession.

Dizzy Signals: Getting Rid of Dizziness

View Dr. Gans’s article “Dizzy Signals: Getting Rid of Dizziness” published in Ladies’ Home Journal.  Please click below to download the article. Gans, R. (2009) “Dizzy Signals: Getting Rid of Dizziness”. Ladies’ Home Journal.

Utility Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Treated for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Roberts RA, Abrams H, Sembach MK, Lister JJ, Gans RE, Chisolm TH. (2009). Utility Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Treated for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Ear Hear. 2009 Jun;30(3):369-76. Utility Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Treated for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Vestibular Services in your Practice – Why & How

Gans, R. (2010). “Vestibular Services in Your Practice – Why & How”, Audiology Practices, Vol 2:1 Dr. Gans’s article published in Audiology Practices regarding the opportunities a dizzy/balance service provide to the typical audiology practice. Gans, R. (2010). “Vestibular Services in Your Practice – Why & How”, Audiology Practices, Vol 2:1

David Citron, III, Ph.D., receives Humanitarian Award

David Citron, III, Ph.D., receives a humanitarian award from Paul Milner, Ph.D., at the recent Massachusetts Academy of Audiology meeting.  The award was presented to Dr. Citron for his Rotarian work in developing a newborn infant screening program in India.  The Academy meeting was held at Children’s Hospital, part of the Harvard Medical complex.  Dr…. Continue Reading »

1st AIB Certification in Latin America – March 2010

AIB in cooperation with Clinica Rivas in Bogota, Colombia, provided a special pre-conference workshop and certification.  Semana de la Otologia, widely recognized as a major medical education event, is in its 10th year.  Under the direction of Dr. Antonio Rivas and Dra. Adriana Rivas, this year’s otology week was attended by leading physicians and audiologists… Continue Reading »

CMS Adjusts Vestibular CPT codes for 2010

Taking guidance from the AMA RUC and the Sustainable Growth Reduction Act of 1999, CMS has revalued and bundled vestibular CPT codes 92541-92547.  This has created much concern for practitioners wishing to provide their patients with the highest quality of care.  AIB is working with individual practices, governmental agencies, and professional societies in order to… Continue Reading »

February VNG: Interpretation and Report Writing Course

Neurologists, ENTs, and Audiologists from around the country participated in the two-day VNG Interpretation and Report Writing course @ AIB. Increased interest in diagnosis and treatment of the dizzy patient, has made this a very popular workshop. For more information about this and the other courses offered at AIB please click here to visit the… Continue Reading »

February Vestibular Rehabilitation Course

Therapists and Audiologists from throughout the United States and Japan participated in the February Vestibular Rehab course held at AIB.  Course topics included hands on experience in differentiation of vestibular disorders and which therapy techniques to use with each, identification and treatment of the many variants of BPPV, and how to design and implement a… Continue Reading »

First Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Course

Therapists and audiologists from around the United States participated in the first Advanced VRT Course at AIB.  AIB has been providing VRT courses since 1994.  This course is designed for those furthering their education in vestibular rehabilitation.  Topics included advanced VRT protocols to improve treatment outcomes for vestibular disorders. Additional topics included: pediatrics, psychological and… Continue Reading »

Advanced Vestibular Topics Course

Advanced vestibular topics workshop was held at AIB Jan 28-29th, 2010.  This popular course provides participants with excellent in-depth and hands on experience with diagnostic protocols including VNG, VEMP, and Vestibular Auto-rotation testing.  This course is scheduled to be offered again in Summer of 2010. If you are interested in learning more about our courses… Continue Reading »

Silverstein’s Ear Research Foundation Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Eighty-five of the country’s best known Otologists celebrated Herbert Silverstein, MD’s milestone event with a two day otology and neurotology course and gala event. To learn more about the foundation please go to http://www.earRF.org

AIB provides online demonstrations and support for balanceback iVNG system

AIB is partnered with balanceback™, the makers of the iVNG product, to provide clinical support for owners. To learn more about balanceback products, please call or email Ben Melancon at bmelancon@balanceback.com or call 727-398-5728

January 2010 Workshop Special

AIB Education Foundation January 2010 Special! Enroll in any January workshop and receive a 20% discount on any other 2010 workshop! Click here to go to our listing of courses offered and to register to receive your 20% discount. Your discount will come after you register and enter in your payment information.  Our education department… Continue Reading »

Vestibular Assessment & Management Class, December 2009

Eglin & Lackland AFBs both use the balanceback VNG system. For more information about balanceback iVNG, click here!

November VNG Interpretation and Report Writing Course

Dr. Pankaj Jindal of London, England visits AIB

Dr. Jindal recently completed his Doctor of Audiology degree through Nova Southeastern University’s International program in London. Dr. Jindal was a student of Dr. Gans, who is an adjunct Professor for NSU in the USA and the UK.

New Advanced Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop

This new advanced 2-day workshop is perfect for those who have already attended AIB’s Vestibular Rehabilitation or Assessment & Management workshops or who have experience treating Vestibular disorders. This workshop can be used towards certification or renewal. Click here to learn more

October 2009 Vestibular Rehabilitation Course

New VNG Technician Training & Certification Course

This two-day “hands-on” course is specially designed for technicians working under the direct supervision of an audiologist or physician.  The focus of the course is on patient interview, preparation, testing protocols and patient care.  To maximize learning and to ensure sufficient individualized attention class size is limited. Tuition includes all materials and two-year certification. Click… Continue Reading »

Mary Tinetti, MD Awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “Genius Grant”

Congratulations, Dr. Tinetti! The American Institute of Balance wishes to congratulate Mary Tinetti, MD for being recognized as a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship “Genius Grant” recipient. Her pioneering work in the field of geriatric safety and fall prevention has given clinicians the resources to identify risk factors in elderly patients, thereby significantly reducing falls and… Continue Reading »

September Vestibular Assessment and Management Course

AIB Education Foundation Sponsors Vestibular Research Grant

From the American Academy of Audiology Website: The AAAF is pleased to announce that it will partner with the American Institute of Balance (AIB) Education Foundation to fund an annual grant in vestibular research. Thanks to a generous gift from the AIB Education Foundation, a grant of up to $5,000 will be made for balance research… Continue Reading »

AIB on Facebook and Twitter

You can now find The American Institute of Balance on the web at both Facebook and Twitter! You can find us on Facebook at “The American Institute of Balance” fan page or at “DizzyInstitute” on Twitter! Click the pictures below to link to our pages!

IV Congreso Panamericano de Audiologia

The Pan American Society of Audiology held it’s biannual meeting September 10-12, 2009 in Cordova, Argentina.  Dr. Gans of AIB was an invited speaker and presented his latest research on treatment of BPPV and vestibular rehabilitation therapy.  Physicians and audiologists from Latin America, Spain, and the USA contributed to this important scientific and clinical conference.

AIB Adds New Online Book and Therapy Material Store!

AIB has added a new online book and therapy material store to our already comprehensive online marketplace.  In the new store, powered by Amazon.com, you can find books and materials recommended by Dr. Gans for clinicians and patients. If you would like to visit our new store just navigate to the AIB Marketplace and click… Continue Reading »

Advanced Vestibular Workshop features Pediatric Research

Participants in this month’s Advanced Vestibular Workshop hear a review of current pediatric VEMP (Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials) research. Click here to visit the Education Foundation for information and to register for future workshops.

AIB Adds First New Affiliates in Istanbul, Turkey

The American Institute of Balance is proud to welcome two new certified affiliates from Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Gans presents Drs. Zeynep Gence Gumus and Ozlem Gedik-Soyuyuce to the Worldwide Affiliate Network! The doctors operate the only private practice specializing in dizziness and balance disorders in Istanbul.

Vestibular Rehabilitation Certification – July 2009

Several of the physical therapists from around the USA and Puerto Rico attending the July 2009 Vestibular Rehabilitation Workshop are pictured here with Dr. Gans and AIB faculty. AIB Certification is offered in Vestibular Assessment, Assessment and Management and Rehabilitation. To learn more about the courses that AIB offers click here.

AIB/Chinese University – Hong Kong Certification

Congratulations to the audiologists, physical therapists, and physicians who have been certified in vestibular assessment and management by The American Institute of Balance. The workshop and certification was a collaboration with Chinese University – Hong Kong, Department of Otorhinolaryngology.  This is the first international certification group. Faculty – Dr. Gans and guest faculty provided 4… Continue Reading »

AIB Workshop, June 2009

AIB certifies Physicians, Audiologists, and Physical Therapists at the June 2009 Vestibular Assessment and Management Workshop. Participants were from across the USA as well as Colombia, Mexico, and Taiwan. New International Affiliates include Mario Jesus Villegas-Gonzalez MD, Ph.D. (Neurotology) – Monterrey, Mexico and Ko Hsin Hu, MD, Ph.D. (Otolaryngology) – Taipei, Taiwan. Click here for… Continue Reading »

NSU’s International Au.D. program in London, UK- Spring 2009

Students in the NSU’s International Doctor of Audiology Program’ Vestibular Class practice Vertebral Artery Screening and Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers. Students in this year’s class are audiologists from throughout the United Kingdom and Malta. Dr. Gans has taught the London based class for the past 8 years.

Nova Southeastern University Au.D. Programs in USA and United Kingdom Receive Extensive Vestibular Coursework

This year’s on-campus vestibular class at NSU is seen with adjunct professor Richard Gans, Ph.D.. Students receive extensive lecture in vestibular disorders, assessment and treatment, as well as laboratory and clinical practice in a variety of diagnostic clinical settings with NSU faculty. AIB has served as a 4th year externship site for NSU students.

Dr. Gans Presents BPPV Workshop at American Academy of Audiology Meeting

April 1, 2009 – Dallas, Tx Dr. Richard Gans and Dr. Richard Roberts taught a BPPV workshop at the American Academy of Audiology, AudiologyNOW! meeting.  Over 200 audiologists attended.  In the audience was Dr. John Epley, the researcher responsible for the first effective treatment of BPPV.

Utility Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Treated for Benign Paroxysmal Positional VertigoUtility Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Treated for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.

Ear Hear. 2009 Mar 30. Utility Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Treated for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Roberts RA, Abrams H, Sembach MK, Lister JJ, Gans RE, Chisolm TH. 1Alabama Hearing and Balance Associates, Foley, Alabama; 2Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, Florida; 3West Texas Rehabilitation Center, Abilene, Texas; 4Department of… Continue Reading »

Hong Kong – 4-day Vestibular Assessment and Management Course Added, 4-7 June 2009

The American Institute of Balance, in conjunction with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of The Chinese University of Hong Kong are pround to present a 4-day Advanced Vestibular Assessment and Management Course to be held at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Shatin, Hong Kong 4-7 June 2009. The Course will be… Continue Reading »

Geriatric Audiology Symposium – Cartegena, Colombia

The Audiology Association of Colombia sponsored a geriatric symposium of auditory and vestibular topics. Over 300 Audiologists and Physicians attended the 3 day program. International guests included Richard Gans, Ph.D., Brian Moore, Ph.D., Ieda Russo, Ph.D., Brad Stach, Ph.D., and Robert Sweetow, Ph.D. Association President Angela Lopez, Au.D. and her organizing committee did an outstanding… Continue Reading »

1st Annual Beachfront Workshop a Success!

January 24th, 2009 – St. Pete Beach, FL The first annual Berlin/Gans/Hall workshop came to a close on Saturday after 3 days of great learning, lecture, and hands on experiences.  There was a fantastic turnout from both conference students and manufacturers! Throughout the 3 day workshop students were able to absorb the theory behind their… Continue Reading »

Berlin-Gans-Hall Workshop @ the Beach Scheduled!

Berlin-Gans-Hall Workshop January 22-24, 2009 This 3-day course will provide attendees with an exciting and clinically pragmatic approach to using Evoked Potentials, Otoacoustic Emissions and Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials in their everyday practice.  Drs. Berlin, Gans and Hall are well-known for their dynamic and clinically practical teaching styles, with an emphasis on new and innovative… Continue Reading »

AIB Celebrates 16 YEARS of Excellence at New Expanded Facility!

2008 marks the 16th Anniversary of AIB with its new and expanded clinical and educational facility. The facility located at 8200 Bryan Dairy Road in Largo Florida is among the world’s most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment centers. The expanded education conference center will provide a state-of-the art venue for audiologists, physicians, physical and occupational therapists attending… Continue Reading »

Comparison of Horizontal and Vertical Dynamic Visual Acuity in Patients with Vestibular Dysfunction and Nonvestibular Dizziness

J Am Acad Audiol. 2007 Mar;18(3):236-44. Comparison of horizontal and vertical dynamic visual acuity in patients with vestibular dysfunction and nonvestibular dizziness. Roberts RA, Gans RE. The American Institute of Balance, 8200 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 340, Largo, FL 33777, USA. Blurred vision with head movement is a common symptom reported by patients with vestibular… Continue Reading »

Efficacy of a New Treatment Maneuver for Posterior Canal Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

J Am Acad Audiol. 2006 Sep;17(8):598-604. Efficacy of a new treatment maneuver for posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Roberts RA, Gans RE, Montaudo RL. The American Institute of Balance, 8200 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 340, Largo, FL 33777, USA. Existing treatment maneuvers for posterior canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (PC-BPPV) include the Semont liberatory… Continue Reading »

Computerized dynamic visual acuity with volitional head movement in patients with vestibular dysfunction

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Sep;115(9):658-66. Computerized dynamic visual acuity with volitional head movement in patients with vestibular dysfunction. Roberts RA, Gans RE, Johnson EL, Chisolm TH. The American Institute of Balance, 8200 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 340, Largo, FL 33777, USA. OBJECTIVES: Patients with uncompensated vestibular dysfunction frequently report blurred vision during head movement,… Continue Reading »

Differentiation of migrainous positional vertigo (MPV) from horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HC-BPPV)

Int J Audiol. 2006 Apr;45(4):224-6. Differentiation of migrainous positional vertigo (MPV) from horizontal canal benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (HC-BPPV). Roberts RA, Gans RE, Kastner AH. The American Institute of Balance, 8200 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 340, Largo, FL 33777, USA.  This article presents an approach to differentiation of migrainous positional vertigo (MPV) from horizontal canal… Continue Reading »

Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: Necessity of Postmaneuver Patient Restrictions

J Am Acad Audiol. 2005 Jun;16(6):357-66. Treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo: necessity of postmaneuver patient restrictions. Roberts RA, Gans RE, DeBoodt JL, Lister JJ. Abstract Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vertigo, resulting from migration of otoconia into the semicircular canals. Several treatment methods involving positioning maneuvers that return… Continue Reading »

Prevalence of vestibulopathy in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo patients with and without prior otologic history.

Int J Audiol. 2005 Apr;44(4):191-6. Prevalence of vestibulopathy in benign paroxysmal positional vertigo patients with and without prior otologic history. Roberts RA, Gans RE, Kastner AH, Listert JJ. The American Institute of Balance, Largo, FL, USA. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of reduced or absent labyrinthine reactivity (vestibulopathy) in two… Continue Reading »

Understanding vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs): An Overview

Gans, R. and Roberts, R. (2005). “Understanding vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs): An Overview”, Audiology Today, 17, 23-25. This article on VEMP written by Dr. Gans and Dr. Roberts is an excellent practice guide to understanding vestibular evoked potentials. Please click the icon below for the full article. Understanding vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs): An… Continue Reading »

Treatment Efficacy of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) with Canalith Repositioning Maneuver and Semont Liberatory Maneuver in 376 Patients – Seminars in Hearing Vol. 24 N. 2

Treatment Efficacy of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) with Canalith Repositioning Maneuver and Semont Liberatory Maneuver in 376 Patients

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Critical Decision Analysis – Seminars in Hearing Vol. 24 N. 2

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Critical Decision Analysis