The Hearing Impact of Meniere's Disease
At High Level Speech & Hearing Center, we treat a wide range of conditions and diseases that affect hearing and balance. This includes management of Meniere's disease, a chronic condition associated with hearing loss and vertigo.
What Is Meniere's Disease?
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear affecting more than 600,000 individuals in the United States, according to the American Hearing Research Foundation, with approximately 45,000 new cases diagnosed every year. The Mayo Clinic reports Meniere's disease can occur at any age, but is most common among young and middle-aged adults. Although no cure currently exists for Meniere's disease, treatments can help relieve symptoms and minimize its overall impact on your life.
What Causes Meniere's Disease?
Researchers are not sure why some people develop this inner ear condition. They believe it develops from an abnormal amount of fluid within the inner ear, caused by an infection, improper immune response, poor drainage, or simply genetics.
What Are the Signs of Meniere's Disease?
Meniere's disease is characterized by these symptoms:
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
A feeling of fullness in the ears
When Should I See a Doctor?
If you experience the symptoms described above or other sensations that impact your hearing, contact our office for an appointment. We can provide comprehensive diagnostic services as well as treatment for Meniere's disease and other underlying conditions.