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June 11, 2014
Mobile app used to monitor Ménière’s Disease

By self-monitoring their symptoms on a daily basis with a mobile app, patients suffering from Ménière’s disease can provide researchers with useful information about their illness

Ménière’s disease is an inner-ear disorder. It is characterized by vertigo, hearing loss, pressure or fullness in the ear and tinnitus. The patient can suffer from serious, unpredictable and very disturbing attacks which may last anything from two to twenty-four hours.

The U.K. research team behind the development of this app hope to be able to understand what factors influence the symptoms of Ménière’s disease. By gathering and comparing data from patients across the U.K., the team hope to discover if patients experience similar symptoms at the same time.

Furthermore, the data from the app might help them to understand how environmental factors, such as air pressure and humidity, have an impact on the symptoms.