Meniere's Disease is a medical condition that affects the inner ear. This disease usually occurs as episodes or attacks. Symptoms of Meniere's Disease are:
• Recurring episodes of vertigo
• Hearing loss
• Ringing in the ear
• Feeling of fullness in the ear
HOW IS MENIERE'S DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the condition by a general physician will require a hearing assessment and balance assessment along with tests that assess the functioning of the inner ear including videonystagmography (VNG), rotary chair testing, posturography and other such tests that an ENT specialist may feel necessary.
HOW IS MENIERE'S DISEASE TREATED?
The condition cannot be cured but there are medications that can help reduce the symptoms. While the hearing loss cannot be treated, all medications are aimed at stopping the vertigo.
DID YOU KNOW?
Meniere's Disease can occur at any age, the common age of occurrence is between 20 and 50.