The International Tinnitus Journal

The International Tinnitus Journal

Official Journal of the Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society
Official Journal of the Brazil Federal District Otorhinolaryngologist Society

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ISSN: 0946-5448


Noise Exposure and Its Effect on the Labyrinth, Part I

Author(s): Frits L. van der Laan

According to the author, the assumption is made that in Meniere's disease, compensation should be paid in acoustic trauma cases. Meniere's disease is an aftereffect of noise exposure, even if the time lapse exceeds 10 years. A historical review of existing literature (from 1872 to 1958) shows no convincing evidence of this matter. Ten patients were chosen at random. All were exposed to noise and presented with vestibular dysfunction at a certain time