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What is Ménière’s disease?

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Ménière’s disease is an inner-ear condition that can cause vertigo, a specific type of dizziness that makes you feel as though you’re spinning.

It also can cause ringing in your ear (tinnitus), hearing loss that comes and goes, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear. Usually, only one ear is affected. The hearing loss eventually can be permanent.

The disorder takes its name from a French doctor, Prosper Ménière, who suggested in the 1860s that the symptoms came from the inner ear and not the brain, as most people believed.

From: What Is Meniere's Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 11/24/2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Ménière’s Disease.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “Ménière’s Disease.”

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: “Ménière’s Disease.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Understanding Autoimmune Diseases.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: “Ménière’s Disease.”

University of California San Diego Health System: “Ménière’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions – Ménière’s Disease.”

Vestibular Disorders Association: “Ménière’s Disease.”

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: “Ménière’s Disease.”

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Understanding Autoimmune Diseases.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: “Ménière’s Disease.”

University of California San Diego Health System: “Ménière’s Disease.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 24, 2018

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