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Walter J Jasin
(520) 459-0688
2460 E Wilcox Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Otolaryngology

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New Frontier Animal Medical Center
(520) 459-0433
2045 Paseo San Luis
Sierra Vista, AZ

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Robert Ang Lim, MD
(262) 781-9226
75 Colonia de Salud
Sierra Vista, AZ
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General Practice
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1955

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David Michael Brown
(520) 459-0144
1729 Paseo San Luis
Sierra Vista, AZ
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Family Practice

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Mark C Carnett, DO
(520) 417-0468
75 Colonia De Salud Ste 200B
Sierra Vista, AZ
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General Practice
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Male
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Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1990

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Sierra Hearing Center
(520) 226-4530
1989 South Frontage Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ
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HEARING TESTINGSierra Hearing Center provides comprehensive hearing evaluations allowing us to determine whether you have a hearing loss, and if so the degree and type. Test procedures most frequently used are:1) pure-tone air conduction,2) speech reception threshold,3) speech discrimination,4) pure-tone bone conduction, and5) impedance audiometry.Instructions are provided prior to each test.For all of these tests, the patient is seated in a soundproof room. They are asked questions regarding th
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Coronado Veterinary Hospital
(520) 378-0911
4181 E Glenn Rd
Sierra Vista, AZ

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Kenneth Adair Dregseth, MD
(520) 458-4648
444 Taylor Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1953

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Marc A Kaplan
(520) 459-0000
2585 E Wilcox Dr.
Sierra Vista, AZ
Specialty
Family Practice

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Mark R Mouritsen
(520) 459-8990
2585 E Wilcox Dr
Sierra Vista, AZ
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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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