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Middle ear muscle dysfunction as the cause of Meniere's disease

Bell, James Andrew


The symptoms of Meniere’s disease form a distinct cluster: bouts of vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, low-frequency tinnitus, and a feeling of pressure in the ear. Traditionally, these signature symptoms have pointed to some sort of pathology within the inner ear itself, but here the focus is shifted to the middle ear muscles. These muscles, the tensor tympani and the stapedius, have generally been seen as serving only a secondary protective role in hearing, but in this paper they are...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Hearing Science
DOI: 10.17430/904674


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