Meniere’s disease is characterised by repeated episodes of:
- Severe dizziness usually lasting several hours
- Tinnitus in one ear worse during dizzy episodes
- Hearing loss in the affected ear that may improve after attack has ended
- A sensation of fullness or pressure in the ear
It can affect one or both ears. Treatment in the first instance is usually with medicines which can be administered by mouth or injected directly into the ear. In severe or unresponsive cases surgery can be considered.