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 [...]

Balance: it’s ‘Element’-ary!

By |2019-05-24T17:07:53-07:00February 6th, 2017|Balance, Dizziness|

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 [...]

Common Misconceptions Demystified and Simplified: A Closer Look at Dizziness, Vertigo and Disequilibrium

By |2019-05-24T17:09:25-07:00December 31st, 2016|Balance, Dizziness|

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 [...]

The Dizziness Connection to Migraine-Associated Vertigo

By |2019-05-24T17:10:17-07:00November 20th, 2016|Dizziness|

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 |2019-05-24T17:09:50-07:00October 31st, 2016|Dizziness|

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 [...]

Understanding Equilibrium Disorders

By |2019-05-24T17:01:30-07:00July 17th, 2016|Balance, Dizziness|

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 [...]

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

By |2018-02-15T13:37:26-08:00May 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 [...]

Explaining Cybersickness

By |2018-01-22T11:31:28-08:00February 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.  [...]

Digging into Dizziness with Brooke Pearce, Au.D.

By |2018-01-18T14:58:46-08:00December 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!  [...]