World's First Implant Device to Treat Meniere's Disease

Meniere's Disease affects fewer than 1% of Americans.  For those who are afflicted, the randomly occuring vertigo and nausea have a profound impact on daily life.  Researchers are hopeful that this new device will allow Meniere's sufferers to assert better control over their symptoms and to find relief from attacks.

Pictured are Dr. Jay Rubinstein, the Director of the Bloedel Center and co-developer of the implant, and Dr. Jennifer Hsia (observing).

VIRGINIA MERRILL BLOEDEL HEARING RESEARCH CENTER

University of Washington, Box 357923, CHDD Building, CD176 Seattle, WA 98195-7923, Phone 206.685.2962, FAX 206.616.1828, bloedel@u.washington.edu