disorder of the inner ear (clinical manifestations (vertigo, with attacks…
disorder of the inner ear
Meniere’s disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear. The inner ear is responsible for hearing and balance. The condition causes vertigo, the sensation of spinning. It also leads to hearing problems and a ringing sound in the ear. Meniere’s disease usually affects only one ear.
vertigo, with attacks lasting anywhere from a few minutes to 24 hours
loss of hearing in the affected ear
tinnitus, or the sensation of ringing, in the affected ear
aural fullness, or the feeling that the ear is full or plugged
loss of balance
nausea, vomiting, and sweating caused by severe vertigo
The cause of Meniere’s disease isn’t known, but scientists believe it’s caused by changes in the fluid in tubes of the inner ear.
Other suggested causes include autoimmune disease, allergies, and genetics.
A hearing test, or audiometry, is used to determine if you’re experiencing hearing loss.
Balance tests are performed to test the function of your inner ear. People who have Meniere’s disease will have a reduced balance response in one of their ears..
Issues with the brain, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or brain tumors, can cause symptoms similar to Meniere’s disease.
it has been postulated that tissue changes in the labyrinth trigger production of excess endolymph, which distorts the contour of the membranaos labyrinth and destroy the delicate vestibular
impaired or hearing loss can be acquired or congenital
prolonged exposure to noise
poor ear hygiene
tympanic membrane of the trauma
obtain history of head trauma
tinitus or a humming sound
increasing inability to hear
unfounded suspicion of people
a thorough assessment needs to be done
the patient has to be referred to a physician
refer the patient to the audiologist