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Lovina H Sabnani
(808) 933-3800
670 Ponahawai Street
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Otolaryngology

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Klein Chiropractic Center
(808) 212-0119
2070 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI

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Rainbow Medical Supply
(808) 935-9393
16-186 Kalara St
Keaau, HI

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Heajung Ruesing
(808) 935-2389
868 Ululani St
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Craig Yoshihiro Shikuma
(808) 935-5522
82 Puuhonu Pl
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Dr.Chalmers Hamasaki
(808) 961-3021
251 Kukuau Street
Hilo, HI
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Ear, Nose and Throat
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Hospital: Hilo Hospital
Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr. Michael Ra Bouchard
(808) 965-8800
P.O. Box 9
Pahoa, HI
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Aloha Sexual Health & Happiness
Specialties
Sexology, * Counseling for all sex and intimacy concerns * Marriage and relationship counseling * Divorce, separation, and reconciliation counseling * Pre-marital counseling * Grief counseling after death of a beloved spouse or partner * Sexual enhancement and
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Call us for more details.
Medicare Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Medical School: Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, 1994
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Member Organizations: American Board of Sexology, American College of Sexology, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and the American Counseling Association
Languages Spoken: English

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Hart L Miller
(808) 930-0400
16-192 Pili Mua St
Keaau, HI
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Family Practice

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Kelvin De Ginder, MD
(808) 934-7391
190 Keawe St Ste 15
Hilo, HI
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1973

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Christopher James Linden
(808) 961-0146
400 Hualani St
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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Meniere�s Disease and Meniett Therapy

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November 15, 2007: 8:28 am: Dr. Neil Meniere's Disease

Meniere’s Disease and Meniett Therapy

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
 

Meniere’s Disease is actually a syndrome (collection of symptoms) including a fluctuating hearing loss, vertigo, tinnitus and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the affected ear. Meniere’s Disease affects in excess of 2.6 million people in North America and Europe. For most people with Meniere’s, the vertigo is the most debilitating aspect of the disease.

Meniere’s Disease is thought to be caused by excessive fluid (called endolymph) in the inner ear. (The fancy name for this is endolymphatic hydrops.) Therefore, typical treatments have focused on things to reduce fluid retention in the body such as a very low sodium diet, eliminating or greatly reducing both caffeine and alcohol consumption and typically also taking a diuretic (water pill).

If these measures don’t work, then doctors have a number of other things they can try, but all of them can have nasty side effects and may not work. Some of these include intratympanic corticosteroids (injecting steroids through the eardrum), endolymphatic sac shunt (invasive and not found to be very effective) and intratympanic Gentamicin (injecting Gentamicin through the ear drum which can result in hearing loss while controlling the balance problems). If all else fails, doctors may cut the vestibular nerve to totally destroy balance on the one side (vestibular nerve section) or surgically remove the whole balance system on one side (labyrinthectomy). These are rather drastic measures and leave the person with a weakened balance system as the other ear’s balance system has to do all the work.

In recent years, there has been another treatment that has proven to cut the frequency and severity of Meniere’s attacks way down, yet is only minimally invasive (tube in eardrum) and has not shown other negative side effects. This is called Meniett Therapy.

With Meniett Therapy, the person first has a tube placed in the eardrum on the affected side. Then, 3 times a day for 5 minutes at a time, the person uses the Meniett device (a digitally- controlled, pager-sized low-pressure pulse generator) to deliver low-pressure pulses to the middle ear via a clear plastic tube with a special ear tip that you put in your ear. These low- pressure pulses act on the round window membrane. Doctors believe that the energy of the low-pressure pulses displaces the perilymph (the other inner ear fluid), which in turn stimulates the flow of the endolymph, and results in a reduction of the endolymphatic fluid, thus relieving the symptoms of Meniere’s Disease.

If you have Meniere’s Disease and are having problems keeping the attacks under control, you might want to investigate whether Meniett Therapy will help you. The doctor best able to help you is...

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