Would Lyric Fit Your Lifestyle?

By |2019-08-08T16:27:12-07:00August 8th, 2019|Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

Would Lyric Fit Your Lifestyle? Wearing traditional hearing aids can really affect your day-to-day activities and quality of life. From the hearing devices to the accessories, there is just more to manage and maintain. Lyric, on the other hand, allows you to live the full life you’re accustomed to. Lyric is the world's first and [...]

The Truth About Hearing Loss and Your Health

By |2019-05-09T16:58:00-07:00May 9th, 2019|Healthy Lifestyle, Hearing|

Dr. Hannah Williams When you get treatment for hearing loss, it has the proven ability to positively affect your overall health and well-being. With the growing global elderly population, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates by 2050, more than 900 million people will have disabling hearing loss. They also estimate that unaddressed hearing loss comes [...]

So Much to Love About the Lyric Hearing Device

By |2019-04-05T16:53:58-07:00April 5th, 2019|Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

We recently had a roundtable discussion with our Associate Director of Amplification, Dr. Amber Kasten, along with our amplification team: Dr. Christopher Garrett, Dr. Lydia Riehl and our 4th year doctoral student extern, Roxanna Massoodnia. In the video, they spoke about the wonderful things they’ve learned and experienced from fitting Lyric hearing aids and what [...]

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 [...]

Where to Turn: The Role for Audiology

By |2019-05-24T17:12:09-07:00May 16th, 2017|Hearing|

When to call us, how we can help Perhaps you are feeling discomfort. Or your hearing isn’t what it used to be. So who do you turn to? It can be dizzying. But it doesn’t have to be. Getting the right evaluation, counseling, diagnosis and treatment can make a great difference. Today I'm going to [...]

Adaptable Hearing Devices: a Resounding ‘YES!’ to Technology

By |2019-05-24T17:11:33-07:00April 30th, 2017|Hearing, Hearing Solutions, Uncategorized|

As audiologist, we know technology plays an important role in our lives, and our patients’ lives. We use it for testing.                                                                     [...]

The Year of YOU: Making Hearing Priority

By |2019-05-24T17:11:02-07:00January 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 [...]

Protect Hearing Around Noisy Toys

By |2019-05-24T17:10:39-07:00December 22nd, 2016|Hearing, Holidays|

Tis’ the season, alright. The season of new toys to shop for, play with, read about, test out and enjoy.  Is it ‘buyer beware’....or are there resources to help protect you and loved ones? Each year, both the Sight and Hearing Association and U.S. Public Interest Group, known as PIRG, generate toy lists that includes items [...]

Effortless Hearing, Paradigm Shift: Introducing Oticon Opn™

By |2019-05-24T17:06:32-07:00June 30th, 2016|Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

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

By |2019-05-24T17:03:49-07:00June 5th, 2016|Hearing, Hearing Solutions|

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