What Is Meniere’s Disease and How Can Social Security Disability Help People With This Condition?

Meniere’s disease is a medical condition that most often effects people who are beginning full time employment or people who are in the height of their careers. As a condition that primarily begins in people between the ages of 20 and 50, it is important to understand the symptoms of this condition, the limitations it can place on your ability to work, and how Social Security disability can help you if you are unable to work due to your medical condition.

What You Need to Know About Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease is a condition that affects the inner ear. Symptoms of Meniere’s disease include:

  • A spinning sensation, also known as vertigo
  • Different degrees of hearing loss that may change
  • Ringing in the ear, also known as tinnitus
  • Pressure or fullness in the ear

Meniere’s disease can result in permanent hearing loss.

Currently, researchers aren’t sure what causes Meniere’s disease. Treatment is limited to treating the symptoms of vertigo and to hearing aids. Medications, injections, surgeries, and other procedures may be used. While these treatments may provide some relief, there is not yet a cure for this medical condition.

How Social Security Disability Can Help You If You are Unable to Work

Vertigo and hearing loss may interfere with your ability to do your job. Social Security disability may be an option for people with Meniere’s disease. However, before you decide whether or not to apply for Social Security disability benefits because of your Meniere’s disease, it is important to understand how these benefits may help you.

If you are eligible for Social Security disability benefits, you will receive monthly income from the Social Security Administration. This can help you pay your monthly bills and manage your financial pressures even if you can’t work.

To learn more about how to protect your rights if you suffer from Meniere’s disease, please contact a board certified lawyer today for an initial, no-obligation consultation and please download a FREE copy of our book, Social Security Disability: What You Need to Know.

Carl M. Weisbrod
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Managing Partner of Morgan & Weisbrod, Board Certified in Social Security Disability Law