Newport Beach Institute Launches Home-Based Vestibular Virtual Reality System Used to Treat Mark Cuban for Dizziness

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Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute (the Institute) has launched a patent-pending, home-based, Vestibular Virtual Reality (VVR) system for the treatment of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance, which is now available to national and international patients. The home-based VVR treatment system is built on the technology and proprietary Advanced Vestibular Treatment™ clinical protocols the Institute utilized to effectively treat Mark Cuban for dizziness caused by vestibular (inner ear) dysfunction. Vestibular dysfunction is a prominent cause of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance, which nearly half of the U.S. population will experience in their lifetimes.

The advanced home-based VVR treatment system for dizziness, vertigo and imbalance is unique because it allows a doctor to remotely monitor a patient’s progress and adjust treatment prescriptions, accordingly, providing superior treatment outcomes vs. self-directed home therapy. The VVR treatment system is exclusively available to patients of the Institute and promises to deliver effective treatment to patients at home who suffer from often debilitating dizziness, vertigo and imbalance.

The home-based VVR treatment system is an extension of the Institute’s trademarked Advanced Vestibular Treatment. The proprietary clinical process is a “top-down” approach to diagnosing and treating dizziness, vertigo and imbalance, which starts with the vestibular system where a large portion of these disorders originate. Directed by doctors of audiology, Advanced Vestibular Treatment incorporates physical exercises with optokinetic stimulation to both desensitize visual motion disturbance and help restore balance function by utilizing integration techniques between the vestibular, visual and somatosensory inputs. Advanced Vestibular Treatment can be more efficient and effective than traditional “bottom-up” therapies, such as vestibular rehabilitation therapy, that utilize exercises and core strengthening for postural control.

“The home-based VVR treatment system is a new and revolutionary aspect of Advanced Vestibular Treatment,” says Dr. Howard T. Mango, CEO and founder of Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute. “The underlying clinical protocols are proven to effectively treat vestibular related balance issues, as with Mark Cuban. The introduction of the VVR treatment system to deliver this clinical efficacy at home is a far-reaching way to help restore patients to activity levels prior to the onset of their symptoms.”

To get the VVR treatment system, patients must first undergo a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation at the Institute. If vestibular dysfunction is diagnosed, a recommendation for treatment is prescribed by one of the Institute’s doctors of audiology. Patients then begin home-based treatment through the VVR system with an accompanying concierge care plan of their choosing. Patients are cared for by their doctor of audiology during treatment through regular phone and online appointments, as well as remote monitoring to evaluate treatment progress, with adjustments to treatment prescriptions implemented throughout.

The VVR treatment system is available to patients for purchase or lease and includes self-contained virtual reality goggle system, mobile phone application, Advanced Vestibular Treatment web portal, patient-specific optokinetic treatment stimuli and physical exercise videos.

“Virtual reality, real-time connectivity and Advanced Vestibular Treatment are a true convergence of high-tech and high-touch healthcare,” says Dr. Mango. “From the convenience of each patient’s home, we can now deliver highly personalized, highly effective treatment of dizziness, vertigo and imbalance. For dizziness, Vestibular Virtual Reality is a home-healthcare gamechanger.”

About Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute
Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance & Ear Institute is one of the country’s leading practices for the research, diagnosis and treatment of patients with vestibular dysfunction – one of the leading causes of dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. Serving national and international patients, the Institute’s team of doctors of audiology utilize advanced, state-of-the-art technology at two locations – Newport Beach and Ladera Ranch, California. The Institute provides both comprehensive diagnostic testing and proprietary Advanced Vestibular Treatment™ with more than a 90 percent success rate.

A full spectrum of audiological solutions is also offered to enhance hearing health, including adult and pediatric hearing loss evaluation, advanced hearing devices and tinnitus treatment. Since 1977, the Institute has served over 50,000 patients. 500 Old Newport Blvd., Suite 101, Newport Beach, CA 92663 | 949.642.7935 |


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