Meniere’s disease from the inside

The first Meniere attack was so surprising that I didn’t even know what it was. I’d been on a long flight to Maui and landed in a bad thunderstorm.  We stopped at a restaurant in the pouring rain to wait out the storm, and I ordered a pina colada to celebrate our arrival.  After theContinue reading “Meniere’s disease from the inside”

Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease, often called endolymphatic hydrops, is one of the more feared vertigo disorders because it lasts for many years, results in repeated vertigo spells that can be very severe and disabling, and results in permanent hearing loss. It is also frequently overdiagnosed, so many of the people who may have been told that theyContinue reading “Meniere’s Disease”

SSCD: Fixing the problem 

In a normal inner ear, sound waves travel from a membrane, the oval window, through the cochlea to another membrane at the far end of the cochlea, the round window.  Sound waves need this second window in order to flow through the ear.  In superior canal dehiscence, the hole in the canal acts as anotherContinue reading “SSCD: Fixing the problem “