February 06, 2015

Video of Meniere's Disease (What Happens in the Inner Ear)

This is the sixth and last in a series of videos our practice has produced on inner ear dizziness. This video demonstrates what is thought to occur in Meniere's Disease within the inner ear. It is hypothesized that Meniere's Disease is due to an excessive amount of fluid buildup within the endolymphatic chamber causing symptoms of tinnitus and ear fullness. When this chamber ruptures, spinning dizziness, also known as vertigo, results. Once the rupture has healed, hearing and balance is restored back to normal after hours to days.

The first video was on how the inner ear balance system works which can be watched here.

The second video was on the Dix-Hallpike maneuver to diagnose BPPV and which canal type.

The third video was on the Epley maneuver to treat POSTERIOR canal BPPV.

The fourth video was on the Lempert maneuver to treat HORIZONTAL canal BPPV.

The fifth video was on the Deep Head-Hanging maneuver to treat superior (or anterior) canal BPPV.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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