Meniett Low-Pressure Therapy
If patients do not have relief of Meniere’s Disease symptoms through conservative means, a new treatment is available known as Meniett Low-Pressure Therapy (MLPT) .
Studies have shown that the excess fluid of the inner ear, which is thought to be the cause of the symptoms of Meniere’s disease, can be restored to normal levels by the application of low-pressure pulses to the outer ear which are then transmitted to the inner ear through an opening in the eardrum.
The Meniett treatment device is simple and requires minimal patient effort:
- The patient has a confirmed diagnosis of Meniere’s disease.
- A ventilation tube is placed in the eardrum.
- The patient is trained in the use of the Meniett device in the office.
- The patient administers the treatment three times a day at home-five minutes each time.
- Treatment continues at home until the symptoms subside (two-four weeks) and thereafter as the need arises.
The Meniett therapy is non-invasive and is helpful for patients with severe balance and hearing symptoms, Meniere’s patients whose symptoms cannot be controlled with conservative treatment, patients with Meniere’s disease in both ears or in the only remaining hearing ear, children, patients over 65 years of age, and those with imbalance, tinnitus and ear fullness after chemical perfusion.