A diagnosis of Ménière's disease involves discussing your symptoms with an audiology and/or medical professional. A full hearing assessment will establish if you have any hearing loss. You may be referred for specialised vestibular (balance) testing to determine if there are any changes to the balance system in your ears.
Following an 'attack', you should have your hearing retested to determine if there has been any change and discuss any symptoms with your audiology and/or medical professional.
Treatment and prevention
Although there is no cure at the moment, there are a number of treatment options to consider that may help you to manage and live with your symptoms.
Your GP may prescribe medication to alleviate the symptoms. Some people find reducing their intake of caffeine, alcohol or salt can help with their symptoms, as can stopping smoking. Reducing fatigue and stress are also helpful for some people. Wearing hearing aids will help with any hearing loss and may alleviate tinnitus. Ménière's disease support groups are also available around the country to offer guidance and support.