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Ear anatomy

What is Ménière's syndrome?

Ménière's syndrome (also known as endolymphatic hydrops) is the result of a fluid imbalance in the inner ear. Symptoms of Ménière's syndrome include vertigo (spinning sensation), sensitivity to loud sounds, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), temporary or permanent hearing loss, and fullness/pressure in the ears. Severe attacks can include nausea, vomiting, and an increased risk for falls. Attacks can be sudden and last for several hours.