How common is Ménière’s disease?

Can you help Junaid Shaikh, from the University of Winchester, to determine the prevalence of Ménière’s disease in the UK?

How common is Ménière’s disease? 

The University of Winchester is interested in hearing from anyone who has experienced any symptoms of Ménière’s disease – regardless of whether they have been dignosed with the condition or not. 

What is Ménière’s disease? 

According to the NHS, Ménière’s disease is a condition of the inner that causes sudden attacks of 

  • Feeling like the room is spinning around you (vertigo) 
  • A ringing noise inside the ear (tinnitus) 
  • A pressure felt deep inside the ear 
  • Hearing loss 

How can I help? 

Student researcher Junaid Shaikh has created a short survey about whether you have experienced any of the symptoms of Ménière’s disease or not. Your personal information and responses will not be shared outside of the research team. 

You can find the questionnaire here.

Will I get paid for my time? 

Participation is voluntary, and there is no payment, but if you complete the survey, you will be entered into a prize draw. Prizes on offer are one £100 Amazon voucher, two £50 Amazon vouchers and 20 £10 Amazon vouchers. 

What if there is a problem? 

If you have concerns about this study, you should contact Mr Junaid Shaikh at or their supervisor, Professor James Faulkner, at 

The study has been assessed and approved by the Research Ethics Committee at the University of Winchester. Ethical Approval Number: RKEEC220907_Shaikh.21 

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