Correlations Between Stress, Meniere’s Disease, and Vertigo

By |2022-10-06T12:00:44-07:00September 29th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness, Hearing|

Correlations Between Stress, Meniere’s Disease, and Vertigo Understanding how stress and anxiety can contribute to vertigo can help you effectively manage and alleviate your symptoms.  What is vertigo? Vertigo is a symptom and not an underlying condition itself. It is the sensation of the room spinning and experiencing dizziness. Vertigo is caused by issues with [...]

The Role of Ears in the Balance System

By |2022-10-06T12:00:41-07:00September 21st, 2022|Balance, Dizziness, Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

The Role of Ears in the Balance System Did you know that the system for balance and our ability to maintain it is in the ears? Known as the vestibular system, this sensory system, and network are responsible for providing the brain with information regarding position, spatial orientation, and movement. Various factors can affect this [...]

Understanding Meniere’s Disease

By |2022-10-06T12:00:37-07:00September 6th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

Understanding Meniere’s Disease Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder named after the French doctor who first discovered it in 1861. It often causes tinnitus (ringing in the ears), pressure in the ears, and/or balance issues. Impacting nearly 1 out of every 1,500 people, Meniere's disease is relatively rare.  It is a disease that does [...]

Can Stress Trigger Vertigo?

By |2022-10-06T12:00:34-07:00August 24th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

Can Stress Trigger Vertigo? Vertigo can be an overwhelming and stressful experience that impacts mobility and wellness in everyday life. Understanding triggers for vertigo can best help you manage and alleviate symptoms. Studies show that stress can activate and/or worsen vertigo. Engaging in interventions that reduce stress can significantly reduce it.  What is vertigo? Vertigo [...]

The Link Between Balance Disorders & Falls

By |2022-10-06T12:00:29-07:00August 11th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

The Link Between Balance Disorders & Falls It is estimated that 15% of the adult population in the U.S. experience issues with balance. The National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders estimates that 20% of adults ages 65-75 and 25% of adults ages 75 and older have a balance disorder.  Balance disorders impact the [...]

How Do We Maintain Balance?

By |2022-10-06T12:00:26-07:00August 3rd, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

How Do We Maintain Balance? Balance is what allows us to navigate space without falling and is central to our spatial awareness. Have you ever thought about how we maintain balance? Well, the vestibular system is the sensory system for balance and it is housed in the inner ear!  There are several issues people can [...]

All About Vertigo

By |2022-10-06T12:00:21-07:00July 29th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

All About Vertigo Vertigo is a sensation that the environment is spinning and a feeling of dizziness. Dizziness can throw one off balance, leading to unsteadiness, and causing falls. Vertigo can be experienced in short bouts with significant time in between or more chronically. Vertigo is a symptom of an underlying health issue that can [...]

All About Meniere’s Disease

By |2022-10-06T12:00:15-07:00July 20th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

All About Meniere's Disease Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder that can cause hearing loss and/or balance issues. This inner ear disorder can develop at any age but it is most prevalent among people above the age of 40. Meniere’s disease typically occurs in one ear and though there are no cures for it, [...]

How Do We Keep Our Sense of Balance?

By |2022-10-06T12:00:10-07:00July 4th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

How Do We Keep Our Sense of Balance? Balance is what keeps us from falling over. It allows us to perform movements and safely move through space with spatial awareness.  The body’s balance system involves an ongoing process of communicating movement and position through a series of signals from the inner ear to the brain. [...]

Tips to Manage Balance Issues

By |2022-10-06T11:59:59-07:00June 2nd, 2022|Balance, Dizziness, Hearing, Hearing Solutions, Vestibular Diet|

Tips to Manage Balance Issues According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, nearly 40% of people in the U.S. will experience dizziness or other balance-related challenges during their lifetime. Also, it is estimated that 15% of adults have a diagnosed balance disorder.  If you experience balance issues and/or have a balance [...]

Balance Disorder Basics

By |2022-10-07T10:01:59-07:00May 6th, 2022|Balance, Dizziness|

Balance Disorder Basics Do you ever experience bouts of dizziness? Have you had to sit down because you felt unsteady or like the room around you was spinning? These are signs of balance issues that may indicate a balance disorder. According to the National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders, 15% of adults [...]

Back to School for AVT 101

By |2019-09-16T14:03:26-07:00September 16th, 2019|Advanced Vestibular Treatment (AVT), Balance, Dizziness|

Harlan Carroll, Vestibular Audiologist As the masses of students flock back to school, learning the educational fundamentals you’d expect, there is a buzz of anticipation in the air. Back to school brings about learning new academic subjects and other challenges, as well as opportunities to grow. Even if you’re done with your formal education, there [...]

Cruising for Wooziness

By |2019-07-12T12:45:47-07:00July 12th, 2019|Dizziness, Recreation|

Combatting Motion Sickness in Summer Travel Dr. Jennifer Grace, Clinical Director With summer here, many people take to the road, water and air for vacation. Cruises are especially popular during the summer months. If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you’ve likely seen a lot of people equipped with their motion sickness prevention apparatus. That [...]

Receive Treatment for Dizziness, Vertigo and Imbalance from the Comfort of Home

By |2019-06-13T15:55:26-07:00June 12th, 2019|Dizziness, Institute Updates, Virtual Reality|

Receive Treatment for Dizziness, Vertigo and Imbalance from the Comfort of Home Dr. Tin Truong If you or a loved one suffer from vestibular dysfunction, which is a leading cause of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance, we’re here to offer our expertise in diagnosis and treatment, regardless of where you live. We are now able to [...]

Living a Healthy, Balanced Life With (or Without) Vestibular Dysfunction

By |2019-07-10T08:07:07-07:00February 28th, 2019|Balance, Dizziness, Healthy Lifestyle, Vestibular Diet|

Five Tips for Balanced Living from a Vestibular Audiologist Dr. Jennifer Grace, Clinical Director If you have a vestibular disorder, causing you dizziness, vertigo, or imbalance, taking good care of yourself and your overall health is of utmost importance. It certainly can leave you feeling run down and discouraged. It goes without saying that you [...]

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

By |2019-05-24T16:30:50-07:00July 26th, 2018|Dizziness, Recreation|

By Dr. Jennifer Grace, Clinical Director 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 in Southern California to [...]

The Many Causes of Lightheadedness and Vertigo Can Be Dizzying

By |2019-05-24T16:41:34-07:00May 30th, 2018|Dizziness|

By Jennifer Grace, Clinical Director 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 share with [...]

Dizziness – Fact or Fiction, Misconception or Myth?

By |2018-01-18T13:18:34-08:00December 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 [...]

Managing Summer Activities and Vestibular Disorders

By |2019-06-17T17:27:00-07:00August 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 [...]

Addressing Dizziness and Balance Issues in Children

By |2019-05-24T16:52:03-07:00June 19th, 2017|Dizziness|

By Jennifer Grace, 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 [...]

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