Evaluation and Management of Patients With Meniere’s Disease

Evaluation and Management of Patients With Meniere’s Disease 

Meniere‘s disease is an unpredictable condition diagnosed in 45,000 Americans annually. Vertigo is the key symptom when recognizing this chronic problem. Although more is known about its pathophysiology and treatment than when it was first described 150 years ago, Meniere‘s disease remains an idiopathic (of unknown origin) inner-ear disorder. Diagnosis and treatment is difficult, stymied by trial and error. Despite these challenges, prompt recognition by an audiologist coupled with appropriate treatment and education can make a positive difference in a patient‘s hearing, balance, and quality of life.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Relias LLC

Advanced level; Professional area Level

0.10 ASHA CEUs

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


Approved for 1.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ACU-0-SLPA2027
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify the four primary symptoms of early Ménière’s disease.
Describe management strategies for patients with Ménière’s disease.
Identify three tests an audiologist might perform to assist with the diagnosis.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Definition, Pathophysiology, Symptoms, and Treatment



Symptoms of the Disease


Audiologic Tests

Vestibular Assessments

Additional Testing for Diagnosis and Assessment


Dietary Restrictions



Meniett Therapy

Tinnitus and Hearing Management

Vestibular Rehabilitation

Inventories and Scales

Safety and Security

Psychological Difficulty

Section 3: Clinical Vignette

Section 4: Conclusion


Course Contributors



Instructor: P. J. Haybach, RN, MS
Patty Haybach, MS, RN, is a healthcare writer/educator focusing on inner ear balance function and dysfunction. She is the author of Meniere's Disease: What You Need to Know, a book for patients, and Inner Ear Balance and Dizziness Disorders. Disclosure: P. J. Haybach, RN, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
Laurel Koss MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic and neurology, long term care, rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputee care, orthotics and prosthetics, and research and development. Laurel has been an adjunct professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently the lead occupational therapy writer for the Rehab team with Relias. Disclosure: Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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