Before you begin Meniett therapy for your Ménière’s disease, you need a small ventilation tube placed in your eardrum that allows the micropressure pulses to reach the middle- and inner ear. Ventilation tubes are commonly used in the treatment of ear conditions.
Also called a myringotomy, the procedure takes about 10-20 minutes and is usually done in the doctor’s office. There is always a small risk of infection where the tube is inserted, however, your doctor can tell you more about this risk and answer any questions.
Your tube will be checked periodically to make sure it is still in place and not blocked. When a ventilation tube is removed, the eardrum usually heals completely.