Vertigo: Misperceptions on the Movie Screen?

By | 2018-01-02T08:30:26+00:00 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 | 2018-01-02T08:30:27+00:00 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 | 2018-01-02T08:30:27+00:00 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 | 2018-01-02T08:30:27+00:00 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 | 2018-01-02T08:30:27+00:00 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

By | 2018-02-15T13:42:12+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Hearing|

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

A New Spin: Is Dizziness Among Kids Higher Than Suspected?

By | 2018-02-15T13:37:26+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Dizziness|

By Howard Mango, Au.D., Ph.D. 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 [...]

Hearing TLC: Tender Loving Care for Loved Ones with Hearing Loss

By | 2018-01-22T12:38:17+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Hearing Solutions|

By Brooke Pearce, Au.DWe’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 [...]

Time to Spring Forward – With a Balanced Approach

By | 2018-01-22T12:15:47+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Holidays|

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

By | 2018-01-22T10:20:37+00:00 February 14th, 2016|Balance|

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

Explaining Cybersickness

By | 2018-01-22T11:31:28+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Dizziness|

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: Super Bowl Party Tips

By | 2018-01-18T16:08:26+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Sports|

Game On! The Super Bowl is a fun time to get together with family and friends. Here are five healthy game plan tips that you can champion on Super Bowl 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-01-18T15:24:30+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Balance|

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 | 2018-01-18T15:17:20+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Hearing Solutions|

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 with Howard Mango, Au.D., Ph.D.

By | 2018-01-18T15:11:04+00:00 December 19th, 2015|Holidays|

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 | 2018-01-18T14:58:46+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Dizziness|

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 | 2018-01-18T14:53:26+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Institute Updates|

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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