While many people suffering from hearing loss symptoms are experiencing age-related hearing loss, there are other causes, including Meniere’s disease. As a debilitating disorder, people who have Meniere’s disease deserve the comprehensive evaluation our proprietary H.E.A.R. Method™ Treatment Program provides.
What is Meniere’s Disease?
Meniere’s disease is the name of a complex disorder of unknown origin that comes on suddenly and without warning. It is characterized by experiencing four classic symptoms and two or more bouts of vertigo, or dizziness spells. Although there’s no known cure, scientists studying Meniere’s disease have developed many treatment options for relieving symptoms and preventing them from recurring as best they can.
Due to the severity of the symptoms, Meniere’s disease often disallows people who suffer from it from driving, working, or socializing due to the risk of injury to oneself or others. This is why getting an accurate diagnosis and holistic treatment plan for your hearing-related condition is so key to ensuring your lifestyle is not interrupted by this disease.
Meniere’s Disease Symptoms
The four identifying symptoms of Meniere’s disease are:
- Ear Pressure
- Hearing loss
People with the condition won’t necessarily experience all of these symptoms at the same time, but they will experience all four over time in separate episodes. These episodes can last anywhere between 20 minutes and a full day. Even if they go away on their own, that doesn’t mean they won’t return without warning, which is why lifestyles can be disrupted significantly for people with Meniere’s. In more advanced stages of the disease, symptoms can worsen, although vertigo episodes may fade in frequency.
Meniere’s Disease Treatment
Various treatment options exist for the various symptoms people with Meniere’s experience. First, for hearing loss and tinnitus, a hearing aid is often recommended as a way to help the brain ignore the tinnitus and get the information it needs to interpret sounds and speech. Sensations of pressure in the ear can be resolved by a device called a Meniett device that equalizes the pressure in the middle ear and hopefully prevents dizziness.
Some people benefit from a more holistic approach, helping to lessen anxiety or fear caused by knowing an attack can come at any time, or by adjusting their diet to alleviate severe symptoms heightened by caffeine or alcohol.
Hearing Loss Solutions in New Jersey
There are treatment options available at the Hearing Doctors of New Jersey to help get your life back. When you experience any of these symptoms, our Doctors of Audiology can diagnose what’s causing them and find solutions. Our H.E.A.R. Method™ Treatment Program ensures you get the right diagnosis through performing the right hearing tests while incorporating your lifestyle into your treatment options. With regular checkups and appointments, we support you throughout your life, making sure your hearing solution continues to be a seamless, effective solution.
Don’t wait for hearing loss or Meniere’s disease to permanently shape your life. Get help by calling our office or contacting us online today.