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What are the symptoms of autoimmune inner ear disease?

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If you have autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), you'll have hearing loss that starts in one ear and then spreads to the other. This may take weeks, or it could happen over a few months. Other symptoms can include:

  • Dizziness or problems with your balance
  • Fullness in your ear
  • Tinnitus (ringing, roaring, or hissing in your ear)
  • Vertigo (a sense that you're spinning)

From: What Is Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)."

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease."

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: "Descriptions of Diseases."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease: What Is Autoimmunity? How Is It Connected to Vestibular Disorders?"

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease."

The University of Texas Medical Branch: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)."

Hear-It.org: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Cochlear Implants."

Immunotherapy : "Immunosuppressive therapy for autoimmune inner ear disease."

Frontiers in Pharmacology : "Immune system of the ear as a novel, therapeutic target for sensorineural hearing loss."

Otology & Neurology : "Cochlear implantation outcomes in patients with autoimmune and immune-mediated inner ear disease."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on December 22, 2018

SOURCES:

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)."

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease."

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association: "Descriptions of Diseases."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease: What Is Autoimmunity? How Is It Connected to Vestibular Disorders?"

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease."

The University of Texas Medical Branch: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)."

Hear-It.org: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease."

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders: "Cochlear Implants."

Immunotherapy : "Immunosuppressive therapy for autoimmune inner ear disease."

Frontiers in Pharmacology : "Immune system of the ear as a novel, therapeutic target for sensorineural hearing loss."

Otology & Neurology : "Cochlear implantation outcomes in patients with autoimmune and immune-mediated inner ear disease."

Reviewed by Louise Chang on December 22, 2018

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