Over the past 15 years NIPA (Non-Invasive Intracranial Assessment) unit has accumulated an understanding of the signs and symptoms that are associated with intracranial hypertension/ hypotension, and disorders of the middle ear that are of an obscure nature.This understanding combines with objective measurements that can be made using the ‘MMS-11 Cerebral and Cochlear Fluid Pressure Analyser’ also know as the MMS-11 Tympanic Membrane Displacement (TMD) Analyser.
Patients with the following categories may benefit from further investigation by the NIPA Unit.
- Those with hearing, balance and tinnitus problems of an obscure nature, for example a Meniere’s- like symptom profile.
- Those with low frequency whooshing or pulsatile tinnitus, especially if combined with imbalance or vertigo.
- Those with aural or head pressure sensations.
- Those with unexplained low frequency or fluctuating hearing loss especially if combined with any of the above symptoms.
- Those with persistent Eustachian tube function where a patulous (open) Eustachian tube may be a possible diagnosis. This with aural clicking sounds that may be due to middle ear muscle myoclonus.
Tympanic Membrane Displacement (TMD) for non-invasive intracranial pressure measurement and hearing & balance assessment.
Send Referral form to:
Neurological Physics, Level D, CB, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Rd, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 6YD
Contact 023 8079 6109