The Use of Virtual Reality in Vestibular Treatment

By | 2018-04-04T14:45:30+00:00 April 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 | 2018-02-28T16:22:50+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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 [...]

The Vestibular Diet: Treat Yourself to Balanced Choices

By | 2018-01-05T16:05:44+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Vestibular Diet|

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 thorough testing, provide a correct diagnosis. Our approach is to work together [...]

Addressing Dizziness and Balance Issues in Children

By | 2018-02-12T11:39:01+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Dizziness|

By Valerie Guzzo, Au.D. 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 [...]

Audiology’s Exciting Future: Spotlight On Treating Balance Dysfunction

By | 2018-02-12T11:48:38+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Balance|

By Howard Mango, Ph.D., Au.D 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-01-02T08:30:26+00:00 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 | 2018-01-02T08:30:26+00:00 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 | 2018-01-02T08:30:26+00:00 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 | 2017-02-26T08:05:30+00:00 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 | 2018-01-02T08:30:26+00:00 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 | 2018-02-12T10:59:33+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Hearing|

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 | 2018-01-02T08:30:26+00:00 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 | 2018-01-02T08:30:26+00:00 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 [...]

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