Effects of Increased Endolymph Volume on Cochlear and Vestibular Function and Morphology of Inner Ear Tissues [ 2013 - 2016 ]

Also known as: Investigation into the Physiological Mechanism Underlying Vertigo Attacks in Meniere's Disease

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Researchers: Dr Daniel Brown (Principal investigator) ,  E/Pr Ian Curthoys

Brief description Our recent research suggests that the vertigo attacks associated with enlarged fluid volumes in the inner ear, in diseases such as Ménière's Disease, maybe triggered when the fluid pressure forces open tissue valves located in the fluid-ducts connecting the hearing and balance organs. This project aims to identify the functional role of these valves, and to develop an animal model of abrupt changes in vestibular activity due to hydrops, to allow future treatments to be developed.

Funding Amount $AUD 313,391.71

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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