Acta Scientific Otolaryngology (ASOL) (ISSN: 2582-5550)

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 10

Effectiveness of Multimodal Intervention on Audiological and Psycho-Social Profile of Meniere’s Disease: A Case Study

Pragnya P Prusty1, Santosh Kumar Swain2, Satyabrata Panigrahi3*, Sibananda Mishra4 and Ramkrishna Pattanayak5

1Clinical Audio-Vestibular Specialist, Department of Audio-vestibular Sciences, Institute of Health Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
2Professor and Head, Department of ENT, IMS and Sum Hospital, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
3Lecturer, Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Institute of Health Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
4Professor, Department of Psychology, Institute of Health Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
5Department of Yogic Rehabilitation, Institute of Health Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

*Corresponding Author: Satyabrata Panigrahi, Lecturer, Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, Institute of Health Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Received: August 24, 2021; Published: September 06, 2021


  Meniere’s disease (MD) is a chronic disorder of the inner ear that is characterized by intermittent attacks of loud tinnitus, a sense of pressure in the ear, vertigo and progressive permanent hearing loss in one or both ears. Anxiety and dizziness occur as co-morbid symptoms in a larger percentage of patients than would be expected from chance alone. The individual profile of Meniere’s disease in different patients makes it difficult to diagnose on the basis of symptomatology alone. The impact of Meniere’s disease on quality of life has highlighted the importance of an additional approach to support the diagnosis and intervention of Meniere’s disease. In this study, we discussed about the interface between Meniere’s disease, its audiological manifestations and psycho-social factors influencing the Quality of life. The two conditions are linked by overlapping neural circuits that include monoaminergic pathways and the parabrachial nucleus network, and they are functionally related via both somatopsychic and psychosomatic mechanisms. A unique strategy for patient management is discussed in this paper. The results confirmed that vertigo can the most debilitating symptom in Meniere’s disease. Correlating the clinical features of subject with Audiologic, Vestibular, Yogic and Psychological evaluation highlighted the clinical value of an interdisciplinary team approach for diagnosis and intervention.

  Effective patient management requires a better understanding of the physiological and psychological nature of the disease, as well the relationship that exists between the factors. The development of a generally acceptable plan for diagnosis and treatment poses a challenge for clinicians involved in the care of this condition. Therefore, we must constantly update our knowledge through interdisciplinary teamwork and research for the benefit of our patients with the help of increased understanding of the pathophysiology and psychophysiology of MD patient, management may become more effective.

Keywords: Meniere’s Disease; Multimodal Intervention; Hearing Rehabilitation; Pharmacological Treatment; Yogic Rehabilitation


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Citation: Satyabrata Panigrahi., et al. “Effectiveness of Multimodal Intervention on Audiological and Psycho-Social Profile of Meniere’s Disease: A Case Study".Acta Scientific Otolaryngology 3.10 (2021): 02-09.


Copyright: © 2021 Satyabrata Panigrahi., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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