Deafness and Hearing Disorders
Medline NLM definition of Meniere's disease: A disease of the inner ear characterized by vertigo, tinnitus, and fluctuating hearing loss often accompanied by fullness in the affected ear. ENDOLYMPHATIC HYDROPS (swelling of the endolymph-containing structures) is the main pathologic finding.
Medline NLM definition of tinnitus: Sounds that are perceived in the absence of any external noise source which may take the form of buzzing, ringing, clicking, pulsations, and other noises. Objective tinnitus refers to noises generated from within the ear or adjacent structures that can be heard by other individuals. The term subjective tinnitus is used when the sound is audible only to the affected individual. Tinnitus may occur as a manifestation of COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; INTRACRANIAL HYPERTENSION; CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; and other conditions.
Action On Hearing Loss
Formerly the RNID, and now incorporating Deafness Research UK (the medical charity for deaf and hard of hearing people) this is the largest charity, representing the 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK. Provides a range of services, offers advice and support to people with hearing loss and supports research.
Action On Hearing Loss Tinnitus Information and Resources
Tinnitus information section tells you all about tinnitus, how to manage it and what we are doing about it. You will find details on what tinnitus is, what it sounds like, other peoples' stories and, most importantly, where to get help.
British Deaf Association
A member-led organisation, our work is focused on achieving equality for Deaf people through community empowerment, membership and campaigning.
The Ménière's Society (UK) can help you with information and support. Join the Society and receive a comprehensive information pack, a quarterly magazine, SPIN and a contact list.
British Tinnitus Association
Supports a nationwide network of local self-help groups; sponsors tinnitus research projects; promotes education and awareness campaigns; produces a quarterly magazine for member
Menieres.org (US site)
Menieres.org was founded to provide a "home" of support for those who are suffering from Meniere's Disease. Their primary goal is to provide a warm home on the web for you to lean a shoulder on, share your tips and experiences with other sufferers.
Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.
Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.
NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.