List Of Ear Diseases

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Definition

Meniere's disease is an inner ear disorder that affects balance and hearing.

See also: Vertigo


Alternative Names

Hydrops; Endolymphatic hydrops


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The inner ear has fluid-filled tubes called semicircular canals, or labyrinths. The canals, along with a nerve in your skull, help interpret your body's position and maintain your balance.

Meniere's disease occurs when a part of the canal, called the endolymphatic sac, becomes swollen....

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