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Research Letter
April 9, 2020

Concerns of Patients With Ménière Disease in Ethiopia, India, and the United States

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Rush University, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Vijaya ENT Care Centre, Malleswaram, Bangalaore, 560003, India
  • 3OtoRhino-ENT Speciality Clinic, Gurd Shola, Yeka SubCity, Wereda 17/16/15, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • 4Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Illinois Hospitals, Chicago, Chicago
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;146(5):496-497. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2019.2663

Classic Ménière disease is easily identified by the experienced otologist.1 But how do patients feel about their disease? Surprisingly, patients with Ménière disease whose vestibular symptoms were reduced or eliminated in a recent study did not rate their overall condition as improved.2 Herein we report a survey of a convenience sample of patients with Ménière disease in Ethiopia, India, and the United States to assess their concerns associated with the disease.