People between the ages of 20 and 60 are particularly susceptible to Meniere’s disease. Knowing how to identify Meniere’s disease symptoms can help you act early, and early intervention can be vital to protecting your hearing health later.
Common signs of Meniere’s disease include:
- Feeling pressure in the ear
- Sudden dizzy spells (vertigo)
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- Muffled hearing or hearing loss
Although Meniere’s disease usually only affects one ear, there is the possibility of it being spread to both over time. Bouts generally last between a few minutes and a few hours; however, it can take days for symptoms to fade completely. Expect to feel tired immediately following an episode.
It’s equally important to remember that people with Meniere’s disease are often affected in different ways; yes, episodes may happen on a regular basis, but they can also be days, weeks or even years apart.