The disorder of the inner ear in which a person might feel dizzy, experience hair loss or a ringing in the ear is known as Meniere's disease. Individuals with this disorder would eventually have permanent hearing loss.
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?
Possible treatments include:
• medicines to treat the symptoms and prevent attacks
• changes in eating habits, such as a low-salt diet
• balance training (vestibular rehabilitation)
• relaxation techniques
• surgery, in more severe cases
• Cognitive therapy.
DID YOU KNOW?
People with this condition are often prescribed to use hearing aid to improve their hearing over time.