Alan L. Desmond, AuD, is director of the Balance Disorders Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and a faculty member at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is the author of Vestibular Function: Evaluation and Treatment (Thieme, 2004) and Vestibular Function: Clinical and Practice Management (Thieme, 2011). He serves as a representative of the American Academy of Audiology at the American Medical Association.