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 [...]

The ‘Eyes’ Have It with Brooke Pearce Au.D.

By | January 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The ‘eyes’ have it. When I ask my patients how much they think their eyes affect healthy balance, they sometimes look perplexed. The truth is… your eyes play a vital role. I wholeheartedly believe “the eyes are the windows to the ears”.  And as part of National Eye Care month, I want to take the [...]

The value of hearing

By | January 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Have we, unwillingly, become a society of ‘hearing hypocrites’? Do we really value our hearing as much as we say we do? According to a recently completed national survey of more than 1,000 people across the U.S.,  respondents place hearing among the highest of the senses they value.  But most do not take steps to [...]

Keeping the Holidays in balance withHoward Mango Au.D., Ph.D.

By | December 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Let’s face it… the holiday season is a busy time for everyone. There are family visits, gift shopping and crowds to navigate, plus special occasions that often mean extra cooking (and cleaning!)  Those with dizziness and balance concerns may notice symptoms increase during this time. Isn’t our goal to keep the holiday hustle-bustle from taking [...]

Digging into dizziness with Brooke Pearce Au.D.

By | December 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Yes, I love my job. That’s right. I said it. I love my job. For many reasons, of course, but perhaps there’s one that pulls me in.  I can bring balance back to the imbalanced. I love dizzy patients.  It’s challenging, because dizziness is a symptom of so many things – it seems almost everything!  [...]

Why a blog…and why now?

By | November 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Dear Friends & Patients, Welcome to our Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute blog! So why a blog…and why now? First, I believe it’s an exciting time for our Institute. Our doctors of audiology are uniquely qualified specialists, expertly trained to diagnose, manage and treat both hearing and balance problems. We continually search for feedback [...]

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