ABOUT US

You’ve come to the right place. We understand what you’re going through.

And we’re here to help.

Discover how we provide lasting solutions and patient-focused care.

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Our Doctors of Audiology solely direct leading medical technology, a comprehensive diagnostic approach, and customized Advanced Vestibular Treatment™ – to deliver balance and hearing solutions designed just for you.

OUR STORY

Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute is one of the country’s leading practices for the research, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with vestibular dysfunction – the primary cause of dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders.  We also offer a full spectrum of solutions to enhance your hearing health, including adult and pediatric hearing loss evaluation, advanced hearing devices and tinnitus treatment. We are proud to have served our patients and their families since 1977.

Our Doctors of Audiology are highly-skilled specialists using evidence-based approaches and the most advanced medical technology to clearly assess your needs, and customize your care.  Their expertise centers on a passion for accurate vestibular diagnosis and full rehabilitation.

Restoring your wellness is our priority.

Our mission is transparent: To help our patients permanently resolve their hearing, dizziness or balance disorder. And our goal is focused: to restore our patients to the activity level they had prior to the onset of their illness, trouble or trauma.

We hope your first visit to us serves as the final destination to restoring your balance and hearing wellness.

Self-referrals are welcome, as well as referrals from your family physician or specialist.  We’re here to help you.

FINDING & PROVIDING SOLUTIONS

We know what you’re going through. It’s likely you’ve seen multiple specialists with no real answers, and little lasting relief for your dizziness, hearing loss or tinnitus management. We know it can be a lengthy, and frankly, unproductive process. Our Institute has the diagnostic technology and expertise to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. Our doctors then use proven protocols and a thorough, precise approach that provides solutions using treatment or devices.

Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute is considered one of the most comprehensive practices in the U.S. for the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. The Institute specializes in a broad spectrum of vestibular dysfunction, including benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), migraine-associated vertigo, neuritis, vestibulopathy and motion sensitivity. To date, more than 90% of all Institute patients have demonstrated measurable, clinical improvement following personalized dizziness therapy. We are fully-equipped to test, accurately diagnose, and treat balance disorders involving all six vestibular canals. We eliminate frustrating and time-consuming travel by providing both diagnosis and treatment at our convenient location.

Besides being home to one of the country’s most inclusive balance facilities, we have one of the largest audiological practices in the U.S., specializing in hearing loss, education and prevention. We utilize the most sophisticated diagnostic technology available within examination rooms and specialty areas to accurately diagnose and treat your needs.

We welcome self-referrals as well as referrals from your family physician or specialist.

INSTITUTE FOUNDER

dr-mangoHoward T. Mango, Au.D., Ph.D. / Executive Director

Dr. Mango received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California. He also completed post graduate work at the University of Virginia and the University of Arizona. Subsequently, he taught at the University of Virginia Medical School.

Dr. Mango has more than 40 years of experience with dizziness and balance disorders, vestibular rehabilitation and general audiological care. Dr. Mango began his private practice in Newport Beach in 1977.

He is a Board-Certified Audiologist with the American Board of Audiology. Additionally, Dr. Mango is a fellow with both the American Academy of Doctors of Audiology and the California Academy of Audiology. He is also certified with the American Academy of Audiology.

Dr. Mango is recognized for his leadership in the diagnosis and treatment of dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. He has presented numerous programs across the country in the area of vestibular dysfunction, as well as hearing loss and extended-wear hearing devices.

Dr. Mango is committed to restoring balance back into his patients’ lives with rapid and lasting relief.

MEET OUR TEAM

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We strive to offer patient-friendly care that takes your needs into consideration at every step. Our care team is comprised of support and clinical staff that specialize in inner ear disorders, continuing research and upholding the highest standards of patient service.

CLINICAL STAFF

Jennifer Grace, Au.D. / Director of Clinical Management and Treatment

jennifer-graceDr. Grace received her Bachelor of Science in speech, language, and hearing sciences from San Diego State University and her Doctor of Audiology degree at Northwestern University. She joined our Institute initially as a fellow in 2011 and joined our clinical staff after completing her doctoral studies and now manages the Institute’s various clinical treatment programs.

Dr. Grace was drawn to a career in audiology by her drive for scientific knowledge and deep desire to help people. She is a member of the American Academy of Audiology and ASHA and is passionate about implementing cutting edge technology to diagnose, treat and care for patients.

Her personal interests include anything that gets her outside, including camping, hiking, snowboarding and playing beach volleyball. She loves to travel to new destinations, as well as to her favorite standbys – the mountains for snowboarding and the lake to enjoy time with family.

Stacie Pilgrim, Au.D. / Director of Clinical Research

photo of Dr. PilgrimDr. Pilgrim received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Audiology degrees from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Pilgrim moved to California to complete her doctoral residency in 2008 and has remained an integral part of the team at Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute ever since. Dr. Pilgrim has served as the Director of Clinical Research for the Institute since 2013.

Dr. Pilgrim holds particular interest in the areas of vestibular diagnostics and rehabilitation of the dizzy patient. She is currently conducting research on vestibular treatment and rehabilitation of those suffering from dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, and migraines.

Dr. Pilgrim also enjoys presenting at annual conferences across the country on topics related to vestibular pathology and treatment. While not focusing on audiology, Dr. Pilgrim loves shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Harlan Carroll / Audiologist

Harlan Carroll Harlan Carroll has been an audiologist for more than 20 years; joining the Institute with a wealth of experience. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, while receiving a full football scholarship. Carroll achieved his Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado and has conducted several research studies in the field of audiology.

Carroll enjoys sports, working out, learning to cook, exploring other countries with his favorite travel companion (his wife) and volunteering his time and service to those less fortunate through his church. Most recently, he went to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to assist with a school and counsel abused men and women.

He and his wife are enjoying life with their daughter. If you see him around the Institute, be sure to ask him about his fun socks; each one has its own unique story.

Lydia Riehl, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology

Dr. RiehlDr. Riehl received her Bachelor of Arts from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and her Doctor of Audiology degree from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her externship was completed at Columbia University Medical Center, where she was extensively involved with many aspects of audiology, treating patients of all ages, from newborn to geriatric.

Dr. Riehl’s areas of professional interest include hearing aid fitting and programming, aural rehabilitation, assistive listening devices, and tinnitus evaluation. She was inspired to become an audiologist after witnessing a close family member struggle with severe hearing loss, and then seeing how treatment of hearing loss and tinnitus changed his life. She is also very interested in cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing devices, which stem from her externship experience in New York.

She’s been actively involved in community philanthropy raising money for those affected by hearing loss and she also taught English and math to children in Ethiopia during her undergraduate career. In her leisure time, Dr. Riehl enjoys hiking, traveling, trying new restaurants and spending time with her family.

Roxanna Massoodnia, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology

photo of Dr. MassoodniaDr. Roxanna Massoodnia recently received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. Previously, she graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) with her Bachelor of Science in neuropsychology, with a minor in speech and hearing sciences.  She joined the team at Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute as a graduate student extern in 2019 and was hired as a Doctor of Audiology upon graduation.

While attending the University of Washington, Dr. Massoodnia’s clinical and research training affirmed her decision to pursue audiology. Her clinical rotations exposed her to patients with hearing and balance dysfunction, illustrating the negative impacts of these disorders, which impair a patient’s quality of life and functionality, as well as that of their loved ones. Her Capstone research project in the mammalian vestibular system highlighted her enjoyment of connecting the scientific method to clinical practice with evidence-based practice and the use of outcome measures to guide patient care.

Some of her professional areas of interest include vestibular evaluation, balance therapy, hearing habilitation, and neural plasticity resulting from treatment of hearing and balance disorders. In her free time, she enjoys seeking outdoor scenery, art walks, trying new coffee spots and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Massoodnia also loves learning languages and she is proficient in Farsi and Spanish.

Rolane Diya, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology

photo of Dr. DiyaDr. Rolane Diya recently graduated from Ball State University in Indiana, where received her Doctor of Audiology degree. She received her Bachelor of Science in speech language pathology and audiology at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. She joined the Institute after completing her externship with us.

Dr. Diya completed several clinical off-site rotations ranging from hospitals to a variety of private practices. Her areas of professional interest include vestibular diagnostics and vestibular rehabilitation, with a focus on the geriatric population.

During her time at Ball State, Dr. Diya completed several volunteer experiences with various organizations such as the Indiana Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program, Community Connect of Delaware County health fair and Head Start. She also participated at the 2018 Indian Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA) legislative day where she advocated for the multifaceted roles of speech pathologists and audiologists, who/what ISHA is and what the organization does, and current legislation impacting our profession and our patients/clients/consumers.

Dr. Diya is passionate on increasing awareness of the profession of audiology and their role in the healthcare system through community service within the country as well as through mission trips to developing countries such as the Philippines, where she was born and raised. In her free time, Dr. Diya enjoys traveling and exploring new destinations, photography and meeting people.

Nisreen Alkhayer, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology

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Dr. Nisreen Alkhayer received her Master of Arts degree in speech language pathology from a joint program between Damascus University and University of Jordan.  Subsequently, she received a Doctor of Audiology degree from Illinois State University (ISU).

During her extensive study at ISU, Dr. Alkhayer was a volunteer providing hearing screenings for Special Olympics athletes.  Dr. Alkhayer moved to California for an externship where she received extensive training in hearing loss evaluation and hearing aid fitting, as well as balance assessment and treatment.  As a Middle Eastern Doctor of Audiology, Dr. Alkhayer is fluent in Arabic.

Dr. Alkhayer thinks it is vital to hear and enjoy the sounds and voices around you, and she loves helping patients improve their quality of life through better hearing.  Outside of caring for her patients, Dr. Alkhayer enjoys hiking, cooking, belly dancing and relaxing with family.

Brandy Davenport, Au.D. / Doctor of Audiology

photo of Dr. DavenportDr. Davenport received her Doctor of Audiology degree from East Tennessee State University where she also completed her Bachelor of Science in human services. Bringing a wide variety of experience in diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders, she came to the Institute from northeast Tennessee in 2019.

Dr. Davenport’s professional interests include diagnosing hearing loss and working with hearing aids, as well as aural rehabilitation and pediatric audiology. She is passionate about working with underserved populations and frequently donates her time and expertise to those in need.

In her free time, Dr. Davenport enjoys cooking, seeing live music and traveling.

STUDENT EXTERNS

Jennifer Hoyt / Indiana University

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Katie Slezewick / Indiana University

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CLINICAL AIDES

Alejandra Montoya

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Naomi Vega

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SUPPORT STAFF

Kristine Baucom

Kristine BaucomOur Patient Services staff schedules your initial office appointment, as well as follow-ups to attend to your needs after your visit, including arranging additional clinical care. If you have a question about your upcoming or recent visit to our locations, or need assistance with new-patient paperwork, please contact our Patient Services team.

Our Clinical Administration team are responsible for our reception and the office experience during your visit. Our wonderful staff can assist you in scheduling follow-up visits as needed at the conclusion of your doctor’s visit. If you have any questions or helpful comments during your visit, please let us know.

If you have a question specific to billing or bill practices, please ask for our billing department.

PHYSICIAN LIAISON DEPARTMENT

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We are located in an easy-to-access location in Orange County, California.

NEWPORT BEACH
500 Old Newport Blvd, Suite 101
Newport Beach, CA 92663