Endolymphatic Sac Decompression for Ménière's Disease
The cause of
Ménière's disease is unknown, but it may be related to
a fluid imbalance in the inner ear. This fluid (endolymph) is
contained in a part of the inner ear called the endolymphatic sac.
In endolymphatic sac decompression, a small amount of bone is removed
from inside the ear. This provides more room for the endolymphatic sac when it
swells with too much fluid. By providing more room for the sac to swell,
pressure inside the inner ear is avoided and vertigo does not develop.
Changes to your daily life and surroundings may make it easier to live with tinnitus -- the ringing, hissing, or buzzing sounds in your ears that other people don't hear. These approaches should be used along with any treatments or hearing aids suggested by your doctor.
Strategies that may help include:
Learn what makes tinnitus worse for you. Some people report that certain foods, drinks, or drugs can make their symptoms worse. Not everyone is affected the same way, so try to avoid triggers...