february-15New hire expands the audiology practice’s expertise
in pediatric audiology and vestibular rehabilitation therapy.

Newport-Mesa Audiology, Balance and Ear Institute (the Institute) announced today they have hired Katie Esau, Au.D. as a full-time doctor of audiology. Previously, Dr. Esau provided educational audiology services for the Olathe Public Schools district in the Kansas City, Kansas area, specializing in early childhood hearing loss and deafness. Her responsibilities will include educational and pediatric audiology, as well as pediatric vestibular rehabilitation therapy for the Institute.

“I really wanted to join this Institute because of their amazing depth of medical technology, which I haven’t seen at any other practice,” said Dr. Esau. “I’m thrilled to be working with the best equipment in the country and a gifted team of doctors of audiology who are leading the industry in research, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of hearing loss and balance disorders.”

According to the Institute, Newport-Mesa Audiology, Balance and Ear Institute is one of only 12 practices in the United States utilizing the EPLEY Omniax® System (EPLEY chair) for treating difficult-to-diagnose vertigo cases, including Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). The practice also utilizes two advanced I-Portal® Neuro-Otologic Test Centers (Neuro Kinetics rotary chairs) to diagnose and treat vestibular dysfunction and offers the ground-breaking Lyric® invisible extended wear hearing device for hearing loss.

Dr. Esau received her master of arts degree in audiology from University of Kansas, and her doctoral degree in audiology from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and joins a team of five doctors of audiology at the Institute who treat the large number of people who experience hearing loss, dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders in Southern California and across the United States.

Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance and Ear Institute ( has treated more than 30,000 patients since 1977 and is one of the country’s leading institutes for the research, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders. A team of doctors of audiology work with state-of-the-art technology in the areas of vestibular diagnosis and rehabilitation. The Institute is also one of the nation’s most well-equipped audiological facilities, serving an ever-growing number of adult, teen and pediatric cases. The Institute receives referrals from a broad network of physicians including neurologists, otolaryngologists, internal medicine, cardiologists and family physicians.

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