Experiencing strange sounds in the ear. As the infection attacks the sensory areas in the ear, this may result in false signals being sent to the brain. These signals maybe perceived as unexplained noises, including hissing, or a ringing sound, or just about any other unexplained buzz-like white noise. As this disease can attack different areas inside the ear, symptoms can vary. Some people will experience just a buzzing in the ear, without necessarily experiencing a loss of balance or suffering from damage to their hearing. Others will experience a combination of all three. This buzzing in the ear is not painful but can be extremely disturbing to a patient.
Jerky movements of the eye. The brain uses both the eyes and the ears to maintain one’s balance. Since Meniere’s disease affects the balance centers in the ear, the brain receives conflicting information from the ears and the eyes. This may cause the eyes to jerk around in strange movements as the brain desperately tries to gain the information necessary to maintain balance. These movements can vary from patient to patient, depending upon the peculiarities of a particular attack of the disease.
Loose stools or diarrhea. It is one of the odd symptoms of Meniere’s disease that it causes diarrhea. This is because all the systems of the body are interconnected into a single complex but composite being. When you experience long-term feelings of vertigo as a result of Meniere’s disease, vomiting and diarrhea commonly accompany this due to the effect this has on the body’s systems. The loose stools will often continue even after the feelings of vertigo have passed. Physicians advise that hydration is exceedingly important at this time.