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The use of the underpressure chamber in the treatment of patients with Menière's disease

  • G. W. Van Deelen (a1), J. Hulk (a1) and E. H. Huizing (a1)

Abstract

Thirty-four Menière patients (43 ears) were treated in an underpressure chamber. Békésy audiometry and impedance audiometry were performed immediately before and after the exposure to underpressure. A hearing gain of more than 10 dB. was found in 19 per cent of the ears (8/43). In five ears this improvement lasted for a few days. Only one patient (2 per cent) reported a relief of tinnitus. In 9 out of the 30 patients (30 per cent) with recent vertiginous attacks a positive subjective effect on the vertigo was obtained.

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Utrecht, P.O. Box 16250, 3500 CG Utrecht, The Netherlands.

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