Meniere's Australia

Cause Name: Meniere's Australia
Cause Type: Disability
Cause Location: Australia
Cause Contact: Micky
Cause Contact Position: Community Development Officer

Cause Mission:

MISSION

The Mission of the Organisation are to:

- Actively assist sufferers of Meniere's disease and thei families

- Actively assist health professionals to understand the effects of Meniere's disease on the individual and the family

- Facilitate the circulation, development, sharing and exchange of relevant research and resources about Meniere's disease

- Access sources of national funding to which State Meniere's Support Groups have limited recourse

- Cooperate and provide support to existing Meniere's Support Groups in States and Territoroes throughout Australia

- Create a conduit for regular cooperation and mutual encouragement of a larger group of people than is possible with single State and Territory bodies

- Create an attractive national body for both professional and educational organisations

- Establish a national profile for Meniere's disease

- Increase the profile and knowledge of Meniere's disease throughout Australia

- Raise public awareness of Meniere's disease and its effects on people's lives

VISION

The Vision of Meniere’s Australia is that all Australians with Meniere’s disease and other vestibular disorders will receive and have equal access to support services, information and personal support irrespective of geographical location.

Additional Information:

Meniere’s Australia (MA) is a national non-profit, non-government organisation supporting those living with Meniere’s disease and other vestibular disorders.

Ear Disorders

 The most commonly diagnosed vestibular disorders include

  • Meniere’s Disease (Primary Idiopathic Endolymphatic Hydrops)
  • Secondary Endolymphatic Hydrops
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Vestibular Neuritis and Labyrinthitis
  • Perilymph Fistula

 Other less common disorders include:

  • Superior Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SCD)
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Ototoxicity
  • Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome (EVAS)
  • Mal de Débarquement
  • Migraine Associated Vertigo (MAV)
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) and other autoimmune disorders that affect the ear

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