Menieres Disease Society of Western Australia
Meniere’s Australia – Conversation, Information & Community
Meniere’s Australia is here to create a conversation around Meniere’s disease means for Australians in their everyday life.
Information About Meniere’s disease
People with Meniere’s disease suffer attacks during which they experience severe dizziness (a spinning sensation), body balance problems, nausea and even vomiting. Attacks can last between 2 and 4 hours and leave the person feeling exhausted.
Some people who suffer from Meniere’s have several attacks of Meniere’s disease in a short period, while other people only have an attack every few months or years.
Most people have the disease in just one ear. It often leads to a progressive hearing loss in the affected ear.
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HELP SUPPORT MENIERE’S AUSTRALIA
Meniere’s Australia is participating in the ASX Thomson Reuters Charity Foundation fundraising initiative.
We invite you all to participate in this exciting initiative to help us maximise our proportion of the funds raised from the program.
You can help support Meniere’s Australia by purchasing a ticket in the ASX Thomson Reuters Art Union.
Draw Date: 10th March 2016 at 2pm.
Ticket prices: 1 for $20, 3 tickets for $50, 8 tickets for $100 or 50 tickets for $500
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GET SUPPORT – JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
If you’ve been diagnosed with a vestibular condition, joining Meniere’s Australia is a positive step in learning to manage your condition.
Meniere’s Australia’s quarterly magazine, Equilibrium, is reported as one of the most valued benefits of membership. Each issue contains a range of articles on all facets of Vestibular Disorders from diagnosis through to management. You’ll read personal stories, lifestyle adaptation advice, news updates and latest research.
Each edition focuses on a different theme such as understanding and managing vestibular disorders, coping with hearing loss, tinnitus, vertigo, member stories, lifestyle adaptation advice and news and research updates.
Other membership benefits include:
- Discounts on resources
- Access to our counselling and referral service
- Priority access to our Vestibular Information and Resource Centre
- Invitations to special events and member meetings
- Full access to our website
- Access to the Meniere’s Resource centre library of resource materials including, books, videos, research articles and information sheets on various aspects of vestibular disorders.
To join click here and complete our online application form.
If you would like to order back copies of Equilibrium click here.
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International information regarding Meniere’s Disease The following links to international web sites are provided for your additional information. The Meniere’s Society United Kingdom www.menieres.org.uk Vestibular Disorders Association (USA) www.vestibular.org Meniere’s Disease Information Centre (USA) www.menieresinfo.com Dr Tim C Hain (USA) www.dizziness-and-balance.com BC Balance And Dizziness Disorders Society (Canada) www.balanceanddizziness.org Hearwell (New Zealand) www.hearwell.co.nz International Federation …
Research reports and other papers Papers On this page you will find news about the activities of Meniere’s Australia Inc. This will include events and activities, submissions to government, campaigns and discussion papers, new developments and fund raising activities. All members are invited to send in their notices by emailing to: email@example.com Any news-worthy items …
Causes of Meniere’s disease Excess fluid in the inner ear The exact cause of Meniere’s disease is not known. Research has linked the symptoms of Meniere’s to an excess of fluid in the inner ear that disturbs the balance and hearing organs. The inner ear is composed of: three semicircular canals and otolith organs – …
Who is Meniere’s Australia? Meniere’s Australia (MA) Meniere’s Australia (MA) is a national non-profit, non-government organisation that aims to promote and facilitate the development of Australia-wide services and support for those living with Meniere’s disease and other vestibular conditions. Meniere’s disease is a chronic, incurable condition of the inner ear that produces a range of …
Contact a counsellor The following table lists contact details for MA counsellors. Meniere’s Australia offer a confidential counselling service which is available to members and their families. Our counsellors: are members of MA have first hand knowledge of Meniere’s have undertaken a counsellor training course can talk to members about problems or concerns they may …