Inner ear disorder that can affect both hearing and balance. It can cause episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, and the sensation of fullness in the ear. The other name for Meniere’s disease is endolymphatic hydrops. The hearing loss in this type of disease varies. It can occur and disappear from time to time, but then it comes back and doesn’t disappear ever again. This illness can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety for the people who suffer from it. This hearing loss can be a mild annoyance, like when you get water in your ears and you can’t hear so good, to a condition for the rest of your life.
There are several signs and symptoms for the Meniere’s disease. However not all of the symptoms need to be present for a doctor to diagnose that it is this disease. Mostly because it usually starts with just one symptom and moves forward to other ones. There are a variety of symptoms for this disease, and not all people have the same symptoms, or all of them. However there are four symptoms that occur in the so called “classic” Meniere’s disease. These are: vertigo, unilateral or bilateral hearing loss in lower frequencies, unilateral or bilateral tinnitus and a feeling of pressure in one or both ears. Another symptom is migraine, but a very increased prevalence of it.