An intratympanic injection is an in-office awake surgical procedure performed by an ear surgeon.
A long narrow bore needle is passed through the ear canal and through the eardrum to administer medications into the middle ear space where they are absorbed by the inner ear. To many patient’s surprise, this procedure is easily tolerated and painless.
Hearing Loss and Vertigo Treatment
Intratympanic injections are used to treat a variety of ear and inner ear related conditions such as sudden hearing loss, vertigo, and Meniere’s disease. Injections are typically used when other medical therapies fail. Steroids are typically the injected medication but sometimes antibiotics are used.