Developments in Research and Technology: The Menniett Device: New Treatment for Meniere's DiseaseBy Ross, Mark; Hearing Loss Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 33-34
Publication Date: March/April 2003
Article describing the Meniett Low-Pressure Pulse Generator, which is used to treat Meniere’s disease. Meniere’s disease is characterized by sudden attacks of dizziness, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, a sensation of fullness in one ear, tinnitus, hearing loss, and difficulty in speech discrimination. The Meniett device delivers a controlled series of low-pressure air pulses to the round window membrane leading to cochlea. The energy of the pressure pulses on the round window displaces the inner ear fluids, which leads to an increased flow of fluid within the entire endolymphatic system. This action, in theory, reduces the effects of Meniere’s disease.
Published by: Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly Self Help for Hard of Hearing People) (Website:http://www.hearingloss.org)