Meniere’s disease normally causes vertigo, hearing loss, and tinnitus. The attacks can differ in severity. You may get a hearing loss and/or tinnitus in certain circumstances.
Meniere’s disease is an inner ear condition. Nearly 1 in a 1,000 people develops Meniere’s disease. It can affect anybody at any age, but it most generally seen between ages of 40 and 60. Mostly, this condition starts in one ear only. The other ear is also gets affected at a particular stage in about 4 in 10 cases.
Symptoms come and go
- Hard of hearing in the affected ear(s) –The hearing loss degree differs.
- Vertigo – This is dizziness with a whirling sensation. It can be relatively severe and make you feel sick or vomit.
- Tinnitus – This is a sound such as a ringing, roaring, or buzzing noise which you can hear from inside the affected ear.
- Ear pressure – You may get a sense of fullness or inner ear pressure.
- Loud noises may seem hostile and distorted.
Though Meniere’s disease can be unpleasant, it is not serious like cancer, a brain disorder or a bad nerve disorder. Complete cure to Meniere’s disease is difficult, but symptoms can be alleviated.
At times an injection is required to halt severe dizziness and vomiting.