In the media

Recent news and views on vestibular disorders. Many of these links go to external websites.

Chris Packham reveals Meniere's disorder

Springwatch star, 56, is in danger of going completely DEAF and fears it could ruin his TV career

What it's like going deaf in your thirties

Morgan Martins was thirty-five before being diagnosed with Meniere's Disease. Getting through the transition took as much love as it did strength. [Folks (online) magazine. 4 August 2017]

Meniere's disease sufferer: getting my life back

MÈNIÈRE'S disease is an invisible illness with devastating symptoms. Here one sufferer describes how a positive attitude has helped. [ Sunday Express 7 May 2017]

Feeling dizzy? Seven reasons for a spinning head and how you can stop it

...when dizziness strikes for no obvious reason it's no joke and can be really debilitating. [The Mirror 21 February 2017]

Vertigo puts my head in a spin

Full title of article: Police stop me as I can't walk straight: Patients with dyspraxia and diabetes reveal their humiliation at being called drunk when they are suffering a serious health condition

Every festive season the streets fill with the merrily tipsy tripping over kerbstones. But appearing to be drunk can also be the result of a serious health problem and patients who are affected can find the experience distressing, as they reveal here . . . [Daily Mail 27 December 2016]

Severe dizziness treated with steroid injections into the eardrum

Injections of steroid into the ear are an effective treatment for a common form of severe dizziness, suggests a new study. In a new trial, scientists from Imperial College London compared current treatments for Meniere’s disease, which causes debilitating dizzy spells. [Imperial College London 16 November 2016]

'I was afraid to go outside in case I fell and people thought I was drunk': Irish woman's battle

Rita Power suffered attacks of pressure in the ears and vomiting for years brought on by Meniere's disease. But it was bouts of vertigo, which forced her to collapse on the ground, that changed her life forever. She tells our reporter how she overcame agoraphobia to tackle her illness [Independent.ie 1 November 2016]

Why Apple’s next operating systems are already making users sick

Apple’s blind spot regarding a key area of accessibility means urgent changes are needed for iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan. [Alphr 30 June 2015]

Vertigo in the News

Vertigo in the news after pro-golfer, Jason Day, collapsed live on air.  Meniere's Society interviews on Sky News and Radio 5 Live. [Meniere's Society June/July 2015]

Why iOS 7 is making some users sick


The introduction of fake zooms, parallax, sliding and other changes in Apple's new iPhone and iPad software has a very real effect on people with vestibular disorders [The Guardian 27 September 2013]

Ballet dancers’ brains adapt to stop them feeling dizzy


Scientists have discovered differences in the brain structure of ballet dancers that may help them avoid feeling dizzy when they perform pirouettes.
 [Imperial College London 27 September 2013]

Imprisoned in a spinning world: Suffering from acute dizziness and sickness

Ménière’s Society member, Emma Ings, talks about her experience of Ménière’s disease. [Express 12 March 2013]

It’s not one of those neat, tidy diseases

Ménière’s Society member, Judy Machin, discusses the unpredictable challenges of living with Ménière’s disease. [Access 19 December 2012]

Scientist use inner ear for battery power

Researchers reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology that they have found a new way to help power an implantable electronic device in the ear, naturally. The scientists said they have demonstrated for the first time that they could use the inner ear to help power implantable electronic devices without impairing hearing. [redOrbit 7 November 2012]

There’s a new way to tackle dizzy spells

The jab inside your ear that can stop your head spinning. [Daily Mail 29 October 2012]

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