A disorder of the inner ear caused by the increased pressure of endolymph within the coclea and the semicircular canals.
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- sensitivity to loud sounds
- progressive loss of hearing
Periodic symptoms may last minutes to hours.
Management of symptoms:
- bed rest
- medication for nausea and vertigo
- Surgical intervention to drain the accumulation of endolymph and decrease increased pressure
Chabner, Davi-Ellen. 2007. The Language of Medicine. 8th ed. Saunders Elsevier, Missouri