Ready…set…and prepped – with an action plan

By | October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Earth… wind and fire. And while we wish this column had us sharing our favorite funk sounds made popular by this band (music is good for our brains, after all!)  - Earth… wind and fire remind us that this is the season when Santa Ana winds and brush fires are top of mind. Even the recent [...]

Managing Summer Activities and Vestibular Disorders

By | August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Let’s face it. We love summer and everything that summer brings. Good weather. Lots of activities to choose from. Perhaps even that vacation get-away you’ve been looking forward to? Or a stay-cation to explore the things you seldom make time for? Who doesn’t love summer fun? For those experiencing symptoms of dizziness and vertigo, adding [...]

Symptoms associated with Balance Disorders with Brooke Pearce Au.D.

By | July 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Our bodies are complex machines that rely, in the most astounding way, on the intricate coordination of systems working together. You might say we depend on its ability to self-regulate. So when something’s amiss that supports our body’s balance system, our senses are heightened. It becomes undeniably apparent that something is out of sync, and [...]

The Vestibular Diet: Treat yourself to balanced choices

By | July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A majority of the time, our first introduction to a balance patient is tied to an issue they’ve had in the past, or are currently experiencing.  Our passion is to help them anyway we can – by identifying the issue correctly, evaluating and through testing, provide a correct diagnosis. Our approach is to work together [...]

Addressing Dizziness and Balance Issues in Children with Valerie Guzzo, Au.D.

By | June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It can be baffling for adults to describe the sensation of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance. So imagine, for a moment, how confusing it can be for a child to convey what they are feeling when dizzy. Are they lightheaded? Disoriented? Does it feel like they’re spinning, or is the world moving around them? Can they [...]

Audiology’s exciting future: Spotlight On Treating Balance Dysfunction with Howard Mango, Ph.D., Au.D

By | May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

In my last blog, I shared how Audiology serves to protect and restore our hearing healthcare and wellness, and the benefit we provide patients and physicians. Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Indianapolis to present to colleagues at the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) conference.  Our team collectively chose the subject Dizziness 2017: [...]

Where to turn: The role for Audiology with Howard Mango, Ph.D., Au.D

By | May 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

When to call us, how we can help Perhaps you are feeling discomfort. Or your hearing isn’t what it used to be. So who do you turn to? It can be dizzying. But it doesn’t have to be. Getting the right evaluation, counseling, diagnosis and treatment can make a great difference. Today I'm going to [...]

Adaptable hearing devices: a resounding ‘yes!’ to technology

By | April 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

As audiologist, we know technology plays an important role in our lives, and our patients’ lives. We use it for testing.                                                                     [...]

Migraine-Associated Vertigo revisited with Howard Mango Au.D., Ph.D.

By | March 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last November I shared my thoughts on our Dizziland blog, introducing the dizziness connection to Vestibular Migraine, or Migraine-Associated Vertigo (MAV). Today I’m revisiting it for a variety of reasons. First, it’s a popular topic that we address every day at our Institute. Secondly, I welcome the opportunity to help our patients, followers and interested [...]

Better Together: Partners in patient-focused care and results

By | February 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

It’s the month of perfect pairings. So we can’t think of a better time to share the importance of finding the right doctor to tend to your hearing wellness and balance needs. You may be thinking, hey “I’m in good health… so why would I need a doctor of audiology, an audiologist?” The truthful answer [...]

Balance: it’s ‘element’-ary! with Brooke Pearce Au.D.

By | February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Let’s face it.  We’re all unique in our own special way, aren’t we? Yet the one thing we share is our ability to fill a busy day with everyday tasks and routines, often without thinking much about it. At times, it’s like an overdrive kicks in. I know that’s true for me. That also means [...]

The year of YOU: Making hearing priority

By | January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This is the month of new resolutions.  We look back (quickly!) at pledges made, kept and abandoned. And then we start anew. If you’re like most of us, by human nature, good-intentioned resolutions create a moment (or two) of sadness if they’re abandoned early on.  And we get a huge confidence boost by sticking to [...]

Common Misconceptions Demystified and Simplified: A closer look at dizziness, vertigo and disequilibrium with Howard Mango Au.D., Ph.D

By | December 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

No doubt, it can be confusing. Even perplexing. While they share some similarities, there are also basic differences between dizziness, vertigo and disequilibrium. Today we’re going to clarify and simplify these for you. Understand that you’re not alone. It’s a common misconception that dizziness, especially extreme dizziness, is the same as vertigo. But that’s not [...]

Protect Hearing Around Noisy Toys

By | December 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Tis’ the season, alright. The season of new toys to shop for, play with, read about, test out and enjoy.  Is it ‘buyer beware’....or are there resources to help protect you and loved ones? Each year, both the Sight and Hearing Association and U.S. Public Interest Group, known as PIRG, generate toy lists that includes items [...]

The Dizziness Connection to Migraine-Associated Vertigo with Howard Mango Au.D., Ph.D.

By | November 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Vestibular Migraine. Migraine-Associated Vertigo. MAV.  Have you heard these words before?  If they’re unfamiliar, you’re not alone.  Because it’s estimated that approximately 50% of those suffering with migraines go undiagnosed – or are mismanaged in finding treatment or relief. Many choose to self-treat, or are incorrectly treated for sinus or other non-migraine types of headache. [...]

Vertigo: Misperceptions on the Movie Screen?

By | October 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

The silver screen has a rich history featuring movies with dizziness or vertigo as central theme, or providing a level of dramatic conflict. Can you think of a few?  (We’ve included our favorites at the bottom of this blog post). You might immediately think of the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film, “Vertigo”. But even today, this [...]

Why Balance Awareness Week matters

By | September 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Why Balance Awareness Week matters            with Howard Mango Au.D., Ph.D. Yes, Balance Awareness Week matters to me. Hopefully, it matters to you too. If you suffer from dizziness, vertigo or a balance disorder – or know someone who does – you are likely aware that it’s a journey from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. [...]

Understanding Equilibrium Disorders

By | July 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

A few weeks back, we began a series that introduced BPPV and vertigo. Today, we’ll explore dizziness. You may be surprised to learn that dizziness is the second most common complaint heard in physician offices. Statistics reported by The National Institute of Health indicate that dizziness will occur in surprising numbers – 90 million of [...]

Effortless hearing, paradigm shift: Introducing Oticon Opn™

By | June 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

There’s a paradigm shift taking place in hearing devices, joining the latest in communication technology to the user’s listening experience. And then … factors in the effort listening can take. This evolution comes at a time when the importance of hearing – how it connects us to each other, our community, and our world –is [...]

Ready for an attitude adjustment? Not your father’s hearing aids: with Brooke Pearce Au.D

By | June 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Hearing aids benefit everyone.  Now you might be saying, ‘I don’t wear one!’ So I’ll share my reasons why. Between graduations, Father’s Day and the beginning of summer activities, now is the perfect time to explore our own attitudes. How does hearing affect our ability to enjoy these special moments? So much of what we attempt, [...]

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