About Ménière’s Disease
Ménière’s disease is an inner ear condition that causes vertigo, hearing loss, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus). Many Ménière’s disease patients also have a feeling of pressure in the affected ear(s).
Usually Ménière’s disease affects one ear, however, it can occur in both. The vertigo attacks of Ménière’s disease can be very debilitating, and put you more at risk for falls and accidents.
People with active Ménière’s disease can have a very low quality of life. Coping with the disease is often hard for family members, too, because of the restrictions it imposes on their relative.