Correlations Between Stress, Meniere’s Disease, and Vertigo

By |2022-10-06T12:00:44-07:00September 29th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness, Hearing|

Correlations Between Stress, Meniere’s Disease, and Vertigo Understanding how stress and anxiety can contribute to vertigo can help you effectively manage and alleviate your symptoms.  What is vertigo? Vertigo is a symptom and not an underlying condition itself. It is the sensation of the room spinning and experiencing dizziness. Vertigo is caused by issues with [...]

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

By |2022-10-06T12:00:41-07:00September 21st, 2022|Balance, Dizziness, Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

The Role of Ears in the Balance System Did you know that the system for balance and our ability to maintain it is in the ears? Known as the vestibular system, this sensory system, and network are responsible for providing the brain with information regarding position, spatial orientation, and movement. Various factors can affect this [...]

Hearing Loss is Often Untreated

By |2022-10-06T12:00:06-07:00June 28th, 2022|Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

Hearing Loss is Often Untreated Though hearing loss is one of the most common health conditions that people live with today, it remains widely undertreated. According to the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders, 1 in every 3 adults who are between the ages of 65 - 74 have hearing loss. This increases [...]

Are Earbuds Safe For Hearing?

By |2022-10-06T12:00:02-07:00June 12th, 2022|Hearing|

Are Earbuds Safe For Hearing? The use of earbuds is becoming increasingly common. Earbuds have become an everyday essential item used to listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc. People use earbuds while traveling, commuting, running errands, and doing household chores. Though wireless earbuds allow us to conveniently listen to audio in any environment, they can [...]

Tips to Manage Balance Issues

By |2022-10-06T11:59:59-07:00June 2nd, 2022|Balance, Dizziness, Hearing, Hearing Solutions, Vestibular Diet|

Tips to Manage Balance Issues According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, nearly 40% of people in the U.S. will experience dizziness or other balance-related challenges during their lifetime. Also, it is estimated that 15% of adults have a diagnosed balance disorder.  If you experience balance issues and/or have a balance [...]

The Connection Between Balance & Hearing Loss

By |2022-10-06T11:59:55-07:00May 27th, 2022|Balance, Hearing|

The Connection Between Balance & Hearing Loss It’s obvious that hearing happens in our ears but did you know that balance does too? The systems for balance  - vestibular system - and hearing - auditory system - are housed in the inner ear. This means that balance issues can impact hearing and vice versa.  Balance: [...]

Do You Have Hearing Loss?

By |2022-10-06T11:59:51-07:00May 17th, 2022|Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

Do You Have Hearing Loss? Did you know that nearly 1 in 6 people have some degree of hearing loss? Hearing loss is the third most common health condition people experience today. Affecting over 48 million people, hearing loss is pervasive. So if you suspect your hearing has changed, you are not alone. Being able [...]

Link Between Balance Disorders & Falls

By |2022-10-06T11:59:32-07:00April 21st, 2022|Balance, Hearing|

Link Between Balance Disorders & Falls Balance disorders disproportionately impact older adults. According to the CDC, more than 1 in 4 older adults annually experience a fall. Additionally, 3 million older people have been treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. A major cause of falls is balance disorders which are medical conditions that impact [...]

Link Between Balance and Hearing

By |2022-10-06T11:59:27-07:00April 11th, 2022|Balance, Hearing|

Link Between Balance and Hearing In addition to hearing taking place in the ears, did you know what balance does too? Both sensory systems for processing sound as well as maintaining balance are in the inner ear.  How does hearing work? The auditory system is the sensory system for hearing. It involves the ears and [...]

Would Lyric Fit Your Lifestyle?

By |2019-08-08T16:27:12-07:00August 8th, 2019|Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

Would Lyric Fit Your Lifestyle? Wearing traditional hearing aids can really affect your day-to-day activities and quality of life. From the hearing devices to the accessories, there is just more to manage and maintain. Lyric, on the other hand, allows you to live the full life you’re accustomed to. Lyric is the world's first and [...]

The Truth About Hearing Loss and Your Health

By |2019-05-09T16:58:00-07:00May 9th, 2019|Healthy Lifestyle, Hearing|

Dr. Hannah Williams When you get treatment for hearing loss, it has the proven ability to positively affect your overall health and well-being. With the growing global elderly population, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates by 2050, more than 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss. They also estimate that unaddressed hearing loss comes [...]

So Much to Love About the Lyric Hearing Device

By |2019-04-05T16:53:58-07:00April 5th, 2019|Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

We recently had a roundtable discussion with our Associate Director of Amplification, Dr. Amber Kasten, along with our amplification team: Dr. Christopher Garrett, Dr. Lydia Riehl and our 4th year doctoral student extern, Roxanna Massoodnia. In the video, they spoke about the wonderful things they’ve learned and experienced from fitting Lyric hearing aids and what [...]

Protect Your Hearing Watching Football

By |2019-01-31T15:35:08-08:00January 31st, 2019|Hearing, Recreation, Sports|

This Sunday is arguably the best day of the year for many Americans, as we gather together to celebrate the biggest game in football - Super Bowl LIII. Even if you're not in Atlanta with all the other hard-core football fans, the Super Bowl is a fun time to get together with family and friends [...]

Enjoy the Sounds of the Season with Clarity

By |2018-12-14T15:25:53-08:00December 14th, 2018|Hearing, Hearing Solutions, Holidays|

Our Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute Amplification Team (Dr. Amber Kasten, Dr. Christopher Garrett, Dr. Lydia Riehl and student extern, Roxanna Massoodnia) discuss the 100% invisible Lyric hearing device. They speak about Lyric's features, benefits, fitting and more. Lyric is the world's only 100% invisible hearing aid that delivers clear, natural sound. It requires [...]

Tinnitus in Film: The Reality of Constant Ringing

By |2018-11-30T17:01:11-08:00November 30th, 2018|Hearing, Hearing Solutions, Tinnitus|

By Lydia Riehl, Au.D. In the new adaptation of the classic movie, A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper plays the role of rockstar, Jackson Maine, a character who deals with a health issue that is not often portrayed in the media - Tinnitus. Throughout the film, Jackson Maine appears to be visibly frustrated his sharp, [...]

Many of our Veterans Have Hearing Loss. Are You One of Them?

By |2018-11-16T13:50:31-08:00November 8th, 2018|Hearing|

By Dr. Stacie Pilgrim, Director of Clinical Research As we honor our country’s veterans this November, we feel it’s important to recognize how many military veterans are affected by hearing loss. Routine exposure to loud noise in active combat, as well as simply working on a flight line, ship or with explosives can deteriorate a [...]

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Lyric

By |2018-10-19T17:36:24-07:00October 19th, 2018|Hearing|

By Dr. Amber Kasten, Associate Director of Amplification If you weren’t already convinced why Lyric hearing devices are the optimum choice for better hearing, here are 10 reasons why you should try them. 10. It comes with a 45-day trial period. Even if the other 9 reasons don’t entice you, a month and a half [...]

Communication is a Two-Way Street

By |2018-10-10T17:09:03-07:00September 26th, 2018|Hearing|

Practicing Good Communication Strategies and Self–Advocacy for Patients with Hearing Loss By: Christopher Garrett, Au.D. People who have hearing loss, often struggle in settings where communication is critical for success. Not being able to hear clearly and communicate effectively can have a negative impact on all aspects of life including school, work, social situations and [...]

In Recognition of Tinnitus Week

By |2018-02-12T10:47:37-08:00February 8th, 2018|Hearing|

This week, we are helping to spread awareness and provide support to those afflicted by tinnitus. The Tinnitus Week initiative has grown to become a global collaboration between major hearing-centered organizations including the American Tinnitus Association and British Tinnitus Association. Tinnitus impacts millions around the world, an estimated one in 10. 45 million are affected [...]

Merry and Bright, Crisp and Clear, Holidays to All

By |2018-02-12T10:52:14-08:00December 21st, 2017|Hearing|

No matter the holiday celebration taking place in your busy household - Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanza – hearing loss affects people of all ages and cultures. Hearing loss can happen in an instant or build over time. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals that about 6% of our [...]

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