Protect Your Hearing Watching Football

By |2019-01-31T15:35:08-07:00January 31st, 2019|Hearing, Recreation, Sports|

This Sunday is arguably the best day of the year for many Americans, as we gather together to celebrate the biggest game in football - Super Bowl LIII. Even if you're not in Atlanta with all the other hard-core football fans, the Super Bowl is a fun time to get together with family and friends [...]

Enjoy the Sounds of the Season with Clarity

By |2018-12-14T15:25:53-07:00December 14th, 2018|Hearing, Hearing Solutions, Holidays|

Our Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute Amplification Team (Dr. Amber Kasten, Dr. Christopher Garrett, Dr. Lydia Riehl and student extern, Roxanna Massoodnia) discuss the 100% invisible Lyric hearing device. They speak about Lyric's features, benefits, fitting and more. Lyric is the world's only 100% invisible hearing aid that delivers clear, natural sound. It requires [...]

Tinnitus in Film: The Reality of Constant Ringing

By |2018-11-30T17:01:11-07:00November 30th, 2018|Hearing, Hearing Solutions, Tinnitus|

By Lydia Riehl, Au.D. In the new adaptation of the classic movie, A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper plays the role of rockstar, Jackson Maine, a character who deals with a health issue that is not often portrayed in the media - Tinnitus. Throughout the film, Jackson Maine appears to be visibly frustrated his sharp, [...]

Many of our Veterans Have Hearing Loss. Are You One of Them?

By |2018-11-16T13:50:31-07:00November 8th, 2018|Hearing|

By Dr. Stacie Pilgrim, Director of Clinical Research As we honor our country’s veterans this November, we feel it’s important to recognize how many military veterans are affected by hearing loss. Routine exposure to loud noise in active combat, as well as simply working on a flight line, ship or with explosives can deteriorate a [...]

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Lyric

By |2018-10-19T17:36:24-07:00October 19th, 2018|Hearing|

By Dr. Amber Kasten, Associate Director of Amplification If you weren’t already convinced why Lyric hearing devices are the optimum choice for better hearing, here are 10 reasons why you should try them. 10. It comes with a 45-day trial period. Even if the other 9 reasons don’t entice you, a month and a half [...]

Communication is a Two-Way Street

By |2018-10-10T17:09:03-07:00September 26th, 2018|Hearing|

Practicing Good Communication Strategies and Self–Advocacy for Patients with Hearing Loss By: Christopher Garrett, Au.D. People who have hearing loss, often struggle in settings where communication is critical for success. Not being able to hear clearly and communicate effectively can have a negative impact on all aspects of life including school, work, social situations and [...]

In Recognition of Tinnitus Week

By |2018-02-12T10:47:37-07:00February 8th, 2018|Hearing|

This week, we are helping to spread awareness and provide support to those afflicted by tinnitus. The Tinnitus Week initiative has grown to become a global collaboration between major hearing-centered organizations including the American Tinnitus Association and British Tinnitus Association. Tinnitus impacts millions around the world, an estimated one in 10. 45 million are affected [...]

Merry and Bright, Crisp and Clear, Holidays to All

By |2018-02-12T10:52:14-07:00December 21st, 2017|Hearing|

No matter the holiday celebration taking place in your busy household - Christmas, Chanukah, or Kwanza – hearing loss affects people of all ages and cultures. Hearing loss can happen in an instant or build over time. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals that about 6% of our [...]

The year of YOU: Making hearing priority

By |2018-02-12T10:59:33-07:00January 17th, 2017|Hearing|

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 [...]

It’s Better Hearing Month: Enjoy Life and Protect Your Hearing, Too

By |2018-02-15T13:42:12-07:00May 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, [...]