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  • Can Meniere’s Disease cause hearing loss?

    Posted by Ramesh on July 24, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    I have recently been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. I had never heard of it before, due to my contant vertigos i went to my doctor and had couple test and specialist visits they confirmed that i have Meniere’s disease. Doctors have prescribed me medications and i m certain it will soon start to help me. But now i m concerned because i read somewhere that it can cause hearing loss. I would really like to connect with someone that is dealing with or knows someone that has Meniere’s disease and help me get some of my questions answered.

    Dr. Christopher Schweitzer replied 9 months, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Dr. Christopher Schweitzer

    August 2, 2023 at 6:22 am

    Hey, Ramesh In my long clinical audiology practice I encountered true Meniere’s Disease patients only rarely. I say -True- because it’s a difficult one to pin down as the symptoms can be so variable, and even for a single individual at various times, and many of the same symptoms may attend other disease entities. But the trifecta of dizziness (vertigo), tinnitus, and hearing loss are the classic signs presented to make the diagnosis. While the French physician Prosper Meniere gets his name attached, it’s also known in medical notes as idiopathic end-lymphatic hydrops, which simply means increased fluid pressure in the inner ear for uncertain reasons. Usually a high priority is the use of diuretics (and reductions of salt) to reduce the fluid pressure. Several other management strategies may be prescribed by your ENT physicians, but you can at least take some comfort that the state of understanding and treatment has progressed significantly in the past 75 years.