After writing this blog for 3 and a half years I have found out quite a bit about Meniere’s disease, vertigo and tinnitus. This past week I received a comment from someone about a disorder that I hadn’t heard about before called lermoyez which have similarities to Meniere’s disease.
Here is part of the comment from Sam…
First of all, I don't think I have Meniere, well, my MD thinks I don't
He says that I have some sort of yeah other branch? I don't know
How to translate it, but according to him I have Lermoyez, it's somewhat
The same as Meniere but it has like a different process, I kind of forgot
What it was exactly but I think it had something to do with the hearing
Loss building up prior to a vertigo attack and "restoring" afterwards.
According to Dictionary dot com lermoyez syndrome is “A hearing disorder in which the degree of deafness increases until an attack of dizziness occurs, after which hearing improves. Also called labyrinthine angiospasm” Interestingly enough the doctor who it was named after Marcel Lermoyez was only the second otologist named to the Academy of Medicine with the first being Prosper Meniere (according to wikipedia)
It seems rather strange that after a vertigo attack your hearing would improve but I have read that this disorder doesn’t have an effect of the endolymphatic hydrops unlike Meniere’s disease.
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