Meniere's Disease: Hearing Loss & Vestibular Damage
Meniere's disease is a debilitating, chronic inner ear condition that causes hearing & balance loss via damage to the cochlea & vestibular. Meniere's disease affects people in the prime of their adult lives, usually in their 40's. I was diagnosed with Meniere's disease in November 2007 shortly before my first vertigo attack.
For four years prior to this I had experienced bouts of sudden hearing loss in my left ear with periods of remission, which at the time my ENT diagnosed as Cochlea Hydrops.