This grouping of disturbances, believed to be caused by impairments including dysfunction or illness in the middle or inner ear, tends to cause disturbances in balance with trouble maintaining position sense and motion, as well as a chronic sensation of dizziness. These conditions can be chronic or occur in episodes or attacks which may include dizziness, nausea, vomiting and ataxia. If you require SSD benefits for Ménière’s Disease or Labyrinthitis, please don’t hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur for assistance today.
SSD Benefits for Ménière’s Disease And Labyrinthitis in New Jersey
Meniere’s Disease is a nonfatal, but chronic condition that causes tinnitus (ringing in the ears) as well as severe dizziness. It can result in a loss of hearing. Symptoms typically occur in one ear and include roaring in the ear, dizziness, and hearing that comes and goes. The cause is believed to be related to fluid levels in the ear canal or inner ear. Acute attacks can last 20 minutes to 2 hours, and can result in vertigo and hearing loss or fluctuating hearing loss. Reduction of fluids in the body can reduce symptoms in some patients and sometimes surgery is indicated.
Labyrinthitis is an ear disorder that involves irritation and swelling of the inner ear. There are likely many causes of labyrinthitis. It commonly occurs after an ear infection or an upper respiratory infection. It may also occur after an allergy, cholesteatoma or taking certain drugs that are dangerous to the inner ear. During labyrinthitis, the parts of the inner ear become irritated and inflamed. This interferes with their function, which includes the ability to keep balance. Symptoms include: vertigo, difficulty focusing the eyes, dizziness, hearing loss in one ear, loss of balance, nausea and vomiting, ringing or other noises in the ears.
Mastoiditis is an infection of the mastoid bone behind the ear. It is typically caused by a middle ear infection that spreads to the bone and can cause deterioration of the bone itself. Mastoiditis is more common among children than adults. It is less common today than in the past and, with the advent of antibiotics, is treatable if diagnosed appropriately.
Testing for vestibular disorders includes audiometric testing, positional or caloric testing including with electronystagmography. There are many other specialized tests such as bone scans, CAT scans, x-rays, MRIs which may help with the diagnosis.
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