Ménière’s Disease

Navigating Vestibular Symptoms

By Monique Hammond / June 16, 2022 / Comments Off on Navigating Vestibular Symptoms

I woke up and knew at once that this would be an inner-ear “off day.” I would need all my self-help tactics for navigating unwelcome vestibular symptoms. My left ear – my problem ear – felt totally stuffed up. The tinnitus was in uproar – much louder than usual with very high-pitched, rapid-fire morse-code dits.…

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Wavy Pattren

Might that Persistent Dizziness be PPPD?

By Monique Hammond / September 16, 2021 / Comments Off on Might that Persistent Dizziness be PPPD?

Dizzy and unsteady? Check it out! Dizziness is a symptom with numerous and diverse causes. It is not normal and must be checked out, the sooner the better. Untangling the complexities of “dizziness” is a serious diagnostic challenge for doctors.  Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) is only one of the reasons why people may suffer from chronic, on-and-off…

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Ebselen as a ray of hope

Ebselen: A Ray of Hope for the World of Hearing Loss?

By Monique Hammond / July 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Ebselen: A Ray of Hope for the World of Hearing Loss?

Phase 3 drug trial – a cause for optimism? Every time that I read about a new drug going into clinical trials for the treatment of tinnitus or hearing loss, I tend to do a contained, internal Happy Dance.  Recently, I read that the FDA has allowed Sound Pharmaceuticals to proceed with a Phase 3 (human) trial…

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