Ménière’s disease, also called idiopathic endolymphatic hydrops, occurs in the inner ear. The cause of this disease is unknown, but many believe that it is because of an abnormality in the fluids of the inner ear – too much fluid accumulates either due to excess production or inadequate absorption.
Because not a lot is known about the cause of this disease, there is a varying range of symptoms that include, but are not limited to: vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus (a roaring, buzzing, or ringing sound in the ear) and a sensation of fullness in the affected ear.
If you have any of these symptoms, there is a suite of tests that the experts at Alexandria Otolaryngology Associates can perform to determine the severity of the disease and possible treatment plans. We’re here to help you – so give us a call!
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