Research

About the Meniere's Society Research Programme

Did you know: We've invested nearly £1million into vestibular research!

Find out more about our research programme, projects we're currently supporting and how you can help...

The Ménière’s Society’s Research Programme was established in 1998 to promote and support research with the aim of:

- Improving the diagnosis and alleviating the symptoms of vestibular disorders

- The alleviation and cure of Ménière’s and related vestibular disorders.

Over the last 20 years we have been pleased to have contributed over £0.9 million into research projects so that we now have a better understanding of the psychology of Ménière’s/vestibular disorders; better tests to identify and monitor conditions and better, less destructive, treatments for severe cases. The Society is proud to have furthered understanding of these complex conditions and to have supported research across a number of disciplines. At the same time, the Society has built a reputation within the research community as a supporter of valuable research. This has encouraged researchers to approach the Society with innovative and potentially valuable research proposals. Read our report Balancing Everything Out to find out more about our ongoing research programme.

Current or recently supported projects include:

Assessment of unilateral vestibular function using GVS-evoked eye movements.
University of Birmingham.
 
Model of semicircular canals for management of complex BPPV cases
University College, London.
 
Vestibular Rehabilitation Using 360 degree virtual reality video
Imperial College, London.
 
Living with Ménière's disease: Understanding patient experiences of mental health and well-being in everyday life.
University of Exeter Medical School.
 
Identification of rare allelic variants in familial Ménière's disease by whole exome sequencing
University of Granada, Spain
 
The use of betahistine for the treatment of vertigo (systematic review)
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London
 
Clinical trial: the effectiveness of transtympanic steroids in unilateral Ménière's disease: a randomised controlled double blind trial.
Imperial College, London.

Study of free walking and dual tasking in patients with a peripheral vestibular disorder.
National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

The role of acceptance in adjustment to Ménière's disease.
University of Southampton.
 
We need your help!
Success has consequences and we now receive more valid requests than we have the funds to support. Sadly, the Society’s research reserves are limited. Please help us by making a donation, and encouraging others to donate, so we can continue to support valuable research projects like those listed above.
 
#£20for20
As we’ve been supporting research for 20 years, why not donate a celebratory £20. If all our members donated £20 we’d receive over £60,000 towards our research; which will help us fund projects for a further year. Of course, if you’re able to donate more, please do so – we won’t say no!

If £20 seems like a lot, please don’t be put off. We’re happy with donations of any size. Remember, you don’t have to give it all yourself. Here’s some easy ways to get others involved:

- Ask 20 friends to donate a £1
- Hold bake sales at work and ask everyone to make a contribution to your £20 target
- Pop all 1p & 2p loose change in a pot each week; it’ll be £20 before you know it!
- Get sponsored to take part in an event or challenge, e.g. a sponsored silence
- Have a ‘swear box’ at work.

Please Donate Now. Your donations are vital to enable us to supporting research into vestibular conditions. You can also donate by post and over the phone. Please remember to state if your donation is to be used specifically for research.

Donations of up to £10 can be made by text. Text DIZZ18 £10 to 70070 to donate to the Ménière’s Society and help boost our research fund. JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

You can also leave a gift in your will. Leaving a legacy to the Ménière’s Society is a lasting gift to a cause that is important to you during your lifetime. Not only will you help us with carrying out our day-to-day work, but your gift can also help us to plan for the future of the Society. In the past, larger legacies have enabled us to support research projects which we would not have been able to do otherwise. Click here to find out more about leaving a legacy to the Ménière’s Society or contact us and ask for a copy of our factsheet A Gift in your Will. 

Many thanks for your support. 

      

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