Enjoy the Sounds of the Season with Clarity

By |2018-12-14T15:25:53+00:00December 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 [...]

Holiday Stuffing Recipe for Those on a Vestibular Diet

By |2018-12-07T13:37:08+00:00December 7th, 2018|Healthy Lifestyle, Holidays, Vestibular Diet|

Photo Credit: The Dizzy Cook Many of our patients maintain a healthy diet regimen to avoid vestibular migraines and dizziness episodes. Finding recipes and ingredients that aid in this process, that also taste delicious, is a challenge. For the holidays, it can detract from the joy of the festivities if you can’t eat [...]

Tinnitus in Film: The Reality of Constant Ringing

By |2018-11-30T17:01:11+00:00November 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, [...]

We Have So Much for Which to Be Thankful

By |2018-11-30T16:38:59+00:00November 21st, 2018|Holidays, Institute Updates|

This Thanksgiving, we would like to express our gratitude for our many blessings. We are thankful for our valued patients, referring physicians and our growing Institute family. This year, we have grown our Institute’s team of Doctors of Audiology to 14, we have three new Audiology Aides and a new Assistant Director of Clinical Research. [...]

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

By |2018-11-16T13:50:31+00:00November 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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 [...]

Mindfulness as a Supplement to Your Treatment

By |2018-08-31T17:02:33+00:00August 31st, 2018|Healthy Lifestyle|

By Dr. Amber Kasten, Associate Director of Amplification With the end of summer fast approaching and the stressors of fall just around the corner, it’s important to remember to take time out of your day to relax and reset. This Labor Day weekend, once all your family and friends have gone home, you should try [...]

Endless Summer Fun in Orange County – Unless You Have Dizziness, Vertigo or Imbalance

By |2018-08-31T15:57:34+00:00July 26th, 2018|Dizziness, Recreation|

By Dr. Valerie Guzzo, Director of Clinical Education and Training Summer is in full swing, bringing with it all the fun that accompanies it. For these few months of summer break, when school’s out and vacations abound, there are countless activities to choose from when deciding how to spend your free time. We are fortunate [...]

The Many Causes of Lightheadedness and Vertigo Can Be Dizzying

By |2018-05-30T16:28:38+00:00May 30th, 2018|Dizziness|

By Brooke Pearce, Au.D., FAAA/Director of Audiology Pinpointing the precise sensation(s) you’re feeling when relaying your dizziness to your physician is critical in getting proper diagnosis and treatment for your medical condition. There are several terms to describe your unique situation and we can help you distinguish more accurately what you’re feeling that you can [...]

The Use of Virtual Reality in Vestibular Treatment

By |2018-07-26T12:28:04+00:00April 4th, 2018|Virtual Reality|

By Dr. Tin Truong As an Institute, we continue to research and develop advancements in the field of vestibular audiology, specifically in the treatment of patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. One of the latest uses of technology involves using our patent-pending virtual reality (VR) technology for our patients’ proprietary Advanced Vestibular Treatment™ (AVT). [...]

High Altitude, Your Ears and Your Health

By |2018-07-26T12:29:22+00:00February 28th, 2018|Recreation|

By Jennifer Grace, Au.D. and Director of Clinical Management & Treatment We are still immersed in the winter season, so people will continue to travel to the mountains for fun in the snow. Spending time with friends or family on or off the slopes is the perfect way to relax and escape the grind. Unfortunately, [...]

In Recognition of Tinnitus Week

By |2018-02-12T10:47:37+00:00February 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 [...]

Easy Baked Chicken Recipe for the Vestibular Diet

By |2018-01-18T13:04:54+00:00January 18th, 2018|Vestibular Diet|

It’s a new year and with it, comes resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. While many people change their diet short term, typically in January, it’s imperative that people who suffer from vestibular migraines and other issues like dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders, maintain a healthy diet all year long. As we outlined in our previous [...]

Merry and Bright, Crisp and Clear, Holidays to All

By |2018-02-12T10:52:14+00:00December 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 [...]

Dizziness – Fact or Fiction, Misconception or Myth?

By |2018-01-18T13:18:34+00:00December 8th, 2017|Dizziness|

Each and every day, we strive to help our patients and our readers to better navigate their way through the dizzying world of unsteadiness. Because when it comes to uncomfortable sensations that leave us whirling, it’s not just physical. There are those topsy-turvy perceptions and misperceptions! So how do you sort through what is fact [...]

Ready…Set…and Prepped – with an Action Plan

By |2018-01-02T08:30:24+00:00October 31st, 2017|Emergency Preparedness|

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 |2018-05-18T13:54:32+00:00August 31st, 2017|Dizziness, Recreation|

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 |2018-02-12T11:23:19+00:00July 30th, 2017|Balance|

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 [...]

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