Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease is a condition that affects the function of the inner ear, leading to vertigo, hearing loss, a roaring type tinnitus and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in your ear.  It often presents itself in one ear, but can eventually affect both.  Symptoms initially are fluctuating, and vertigo attacks can come suddenly. For some individuals vertigo may fade, however permanent issues with balance, hearing loss and tinnitus can remain or indeed get worse.


Hearing aids can treat the residual hearing loss as well as “mask” tinnitus.  For approximately two thirds of patients with tinnitus, amplification of sounds alone will reduce their effects of tinnitus.  For the other third, a low level masking noise may be required.  Hearing aid technology has advanced in such a way that we can either program a continuous masking noise or create a separate masking noise program to use on days that tinnitus may be more bothersome.


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