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, [...]

It’s Better Hearing Month: Enjoy life and protect your hearing, too with Howard Mango Au.D. Ph.D.

By | May 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

The weather is warming up, school will be out soon – and many of us are making plans for upcoming summer activities. Seasons transition to the next, and change is in the air! There’s no shortage of things to do… like stay outdoors later as the days grow longer, or plan activities indoors to beat [...]

A new spin: Is dizziness among kids higher than suspected? with Howard Mango Au.D. Ph.D.

By | May 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Dizziness has no age bias. When children experience balance and dizziness issues, these problems can be difficult to recognize. Younger children in particular may have trouble describing their symptoms. Statistics reported by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders indicate that dizziness is likely to occur at some point during our lives. In [...]

Defining Vertigo and BPPV

By | April 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Here it comes again. That sensation of moving or spinning while actually sitting or lying still. Could it be vertigo?   There are different types of vertigo and this false sense of rotation is due to a variety of causes. Not all vertigo is alike. Often patients will hear the acronym ‘B-P-P-V’. So what is [...]

Hearing TLC: Tender Loving Care for loved ones with hearing loss with Brooke Pearce Au.D

By | March 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

We’re not getting any younger. And our world seems to be getting noisier, and moving faster, by the moment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1 in 4 aged 65-74 have a disabling hearing loss. Many affected do not have hearing aids. And chances are likely that you know someone who [...]

Time to Spring Forward – with a balanced approach

By | March 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|

DST. Daylight Saving Time is here and begins in the wee hours of Sunday March 13th. So when you turn in for bed on Saturday night, March 12th, you’ll set your clocks one hour ahead (unless you are in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or most of Arizona). Over the years there have [...]

Let’s Go Steady: A caring approach to balance with Howard Mango Au.D., Ph.D.

By | February 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

It’s a complicated relationship between your body and the forces of earth. You might say there’s a lot of (gravitational) attraction involved! Balance and equilibrium help you stay upright when you stand, and provide your body the right input. That way your brain knows where you are in relation to gravity. So why is balance [...]

Explaining Cybersickness

By | February 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Yes, cybersickness… or visually induced motion sickness – is real. Think of it as two worlds colliding into a small space. Or a mismatched battle of our senses. This type of motion sickness involves moving digital content. It happens as our bodies create what it feels is a perfectly natural response… within an unnatural environment.  [...]

Winner’s Choice: SuperBowl party tips

By | February 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Game On! The SuperBowl is a fun time to get together with family and friends. Here are 5 healthy gameplan tips that you can champion on SuperBowl Sunday. These are resourceful for any fun and festive get-together. Whether you’re hosting a party… enjoying the game (and commercials!) as a guest, or lucky enough to travel [...]

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