NEWPORT-MESA AUDIOLOGY ANNOUNCES IT IS A CERTIFIED PROVIDER FOR Certified non-network provider Tricare standard members (PPO) Tricare HMO cannot be seen by NMA
August 14, 2015
Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 22, 2011 – Newport-Mesa Audiology, Balance and Ear Institute (the Institute) is noting a trend of business professionals between the ages of 45 and 55 who are using Lyric, the first and only extended wear hearing device that is 100% invisible, sighting improved professional successes and prolonged careers from enhanced conversation recognition in the workplace without the conventional stigma associated with hearing aids.
“Recent research and literature, as well as our own clinical findings, indicate vestibular disorders that cause dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders often go undetected among children and are prominent in the pediatric population,” said Dr. Cara Makuta, director of clinical research for the Institute. “With our advanced diagnostic and treatment technology, as well as our unique conditioned play program, we can very accurately diagnose vestibular disorders among children then develop and implement an appropriate vestibular approach that yields faster and more effective treatment than other medical approaches.”
According to the Vestibular Disorders Association, “Despite reports that, as a consequence of vestibular deficits, children have poor gaze stability that affects reading, and impairments of motor development and balance, children are not typically screened for vestibular deficits. Consequently, vestibular dysfunction in childhood is an overlooked entity and intervention to ameliorate these impairments is not provided.”
Despite mandatory universal newborn hearing screenings in nearly 40 of the 50 United States, pediatric hearing loss may affect as many as 15 percent of children in the United States, reports the Institute. Furthermore, recent studies indicate that upwards of 50 percent of children with congenital SNHL (sensorineural hearing loss) also have a vestibular loss or dysfunction.
“We have millions of dollars of advanced medical technology that allows us to leave no stone unturned in diagnosis of pediatric dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders, which allows us to pinpoint the most accurate treatment approach,” said Dr. Makuta. “But it’s combining this with conditioned play that makes it so effective. We shoot stars in rotation therapy. We move a hockey puck into a goal during Computerized Dynamic Posturography. We simply turn it into a game and make it fun for kids to hold their attention.”
Dr. Makuta recently treated and rehabilitated three-year-old Casey Ecker who was diagnosed with peripheral vestibular dysfunction, which kept him from walking until he was 19 months old. Dr. Makuta, who performs vestibular rehabilitation and diagnostics in all patient populations, focuses on treating young children and has effectively rehabilitated more than 25 pediatric patients who experienced dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders in the last two years.
“At the end of the day, working with a team of highly knowledgeable doctors of audiology to reach a differential diagnosis and deliver efficacious treatment is satisfying, said Dr. Makuta. “But watching one of my kids in treatment run across the playground while looking over his shoulder and not falling down, that’s what I live for.”
Newport-Mesa Audiology Balance and Ear Institute (www.dizziland.com) 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. Patients with dizziness, vertigo and balance disorders can be diagnosed and treated in the most cost-efficient manner possible, eliminating a time-consuming, expensive and frustrating course of care experienced by many patients. The Institute receives referrals from a broad network of physicians including neurologists, otolaryngologists, internal medicine, cardiologists and family physicians, with the goal of restoring balance to their patients’ lives.