Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s Disease is an inner ear disorder that causes spontaneous episodes of vertigo – sensation of spinning, along with fluctuation in hearing and tinnitus (ringing in the ear).  A typical episode might start with a feeling of fullness in the ear, increasing tinnitus, followed by severe vertigo which is often accompanied by nausea and vomiting.  Such an episode can last 2-3 hours.  Episodes can occur in clusters, with long periods of mild symptoms or no symptoms in between.  The severity, frequency and duration of each of these attacks vary early in the disease.