Richard Gans, PhD, is the founder and executive director of The American Institute of Balance, the leading diagnostic, treatment and educational research center in vestibular and equilibrium sciences. For over 20 years, Dr. Gans has been a leader in the development of vestibular evaluation and rehabilitation techniques, including tests of oscillopsia and postural stability as well as BPPV treatment. Since earning his PhD from The Ohio State University in Auditory-Vestibular Physiology, he has presented or published over 150 programs and papers worldwide in the area of equilibrium disorders, and he is the author of 8 textbook chapters and texts spanning diagnostic vestibular testing, vestibular rehabilitation, BPPV treatments, and pediatric vestibular evaluation. Thieme Medical Publishers will publish his upcoming textbook, Evaluation and Management of Balance Disorders in Children and Adults. His most current research is in the areas of pediatrics, migraine, and psychiatric aspects of dizziness. Dr. Gans served as the President of the American Academy of Audiology (2004-2005) and continues to serve as an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and the University of South Florida.
Financial: Speakers receive royalties/honorariums from the American Institute of Balance
Nonfinancial: Richard Gans is the founder of the American Institute of Balance