ZEPHYRHILLS — Florida Hospital Zephyrhills has partnered with the American Institute of Balance to offer new services to the community. The new Balance Institute will be inside the therapy department at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, and will provide assessments to patients suffering from dizziness and vertigo, balance and fall risk, concussion, hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis, or oversensitivity to certain frequencies of sound.
The American Institute of Balance is an academic and clinical training facility for numerous universities nationwide, including the University of South Florida, University of Florida, and Nova Southeastern University. Its staff includes four doctors of audiology and two doctoral residents.
"This is an incredibly valuable service for our community," said Natasha Forbes-Thorne, director of rehabilitation at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, "many patients will be helped by having this advanced expertise available right here in their hometown, close to home."
"We are very excited to be working with Florida Hospital Zephyrhills and are confident that we can provide a truly great comprehensive service through our strategic alliance to benefit our patients and the community," said the institute's founder, Richard E. Gans.
Patients may schedule an appointment at the institute by calling toll-free 1-800-245-6442. Most forms of insurance are accepted.