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Middle Ear Muscle Dysfunction as the Cause of Meniere’s Disease

A paper recently published (2017), by Dr Andrew Bell, Visiting Fellow, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra Act, develops a theory, based on scientific literature, that dystonia of the middle ear muscles is responsible for Meniere’s disease.

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4th Annual Meniere’s disease Research Symposium 2017

The 4th Annual Meniere’s disease Research Symposium was held on 23rd September 2017 at the Old Gladesville Hospital in Gladesville NSW. Researchers from Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney presented recent progress made in understanding and treating Meniere’s. Speakers included:

  • Professor Bill Gibson AO – Intratympanic therapy for Meniere’s disease
  • Professor Ian Curthoys – New ways to evaluate vestibular function
  • Dr Celene McNeill – Managing hearing loss and tinnitus
  • Dr Payal Mukerherjee – Surgical options when desperate
  • Dr Daniel Brown, Head, Meniere’s Research Fund Laboratoy – The latest research

You can view the presentations by clicking on the Youtube link below:


7th International Symposium on Meniere’s disease and Inner Ear Disorders

A lot of research into better understanding and finding a cure for Vestibular disorders is happening.

The 7th International Symposium on Meniere’s disease and Inner Ear Disorders was held in Rome in late October 2015. The program gave an idea of current research interests and developments. For more information click here.


The latest known results of Research Projects are regularly reported to Members.


Meniere’s Research Fund Symposium 2015 Highlights.

Potential Causes of Edolymphatic Hydrops and Meniere’s Disease. Daniel Brown PhD, The University of Sydney 2014.

How to Find a Cure for Meniere’s disease. Dr Daniel Brown PhD, The University of Sydney 2011.

Research Update. Dr Daniel Brown PhD, The University of Sydney 2011.


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We encourage and welcome your financial and personal support for research projects.

We support both research into causes of Vestibular Disorders and improved Quality of Life for individuals living with Vertigo and other Balance Disorders.

Donations received for research are allocated to the Whirled Foundation Research Fund and distributed to Researchers according to assessed needs and importance of research efforts.

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