The International Tinnitus Journal


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The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448


P-IOO in the Treatment of Meniere's Disease: A Clinical Study

Author(s): Burkhard Franz and Frits van der Laan

Patients suffering from Meniere's disease are particularly sensitive to negative pressure in the middle ear. For example, attacks of vertigo can be triggered by a descent in an aircraft when ventilation of the middle ear can become critical. Positive-pressure pulse treatment has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the symptomatology and is now a true alternative in the treatment of Meniere's disease. In this study, we compared two devices that produced positive-pressure pulses delivered to the inner ear via the external ear canal and after the insertion of a middle-ear ventilation tube. Both devices (Meniett and P-100) were equally successful and confirmed that positive-pressure pulse treatment is a true alternative to current treatment modalities. However, the P-I00 is the preferred device, particularly for its convenience of use and its cost, which is considerably lower.