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Meniere’s Disease1Meniere’s DiseaseNameProfessorAnatomy & PhysiologyGalen College of Nursing
Meniere’s Disease2Prosper Meniere was the first to recognize the inner ear as the site of lesion over 150 years ago,for this clinical syndrome, Meniere’s disease(Gürkov, R., Pyykö, I., Zou, J. et al. J Neurol(2016).Meniere’s is characterized by fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, episodic attacks ofvertigo, aural pressure and a progressive loss of audio vestibular functions, with a prevalence of200-500 per 100,000 people.Over 75 years ago, a pathologic correlation between Meniere’s(Gürkov, R., Pyykö, I., Zou, J. et al. J.The majority of people who have Meniere’s, are over the age of 40, with equaldistribution between males and females: those with this disease are usually confined to one earbut often extends to involve both ears over time (Hain, 2012).The inner ear, also known as the labyrinth of the ear, is the part of the ear that containsorgans of the senses of hearing and equilibrium. The bony labyrinth, a cavity in the temporal

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