This module describes Meniere’s disease, its symptoms, and its treatments. Vertigo is more than a Hitchcock movie. It’s the common symptom of an unpredictable condition — Meniere’s disease — that affects about 73 of 100,000 Americans.1 Vertigo can be key to recognizing this chronic, incurable problem. What Meniere’s is and what causes it are nearly as mysterious now as when it was first described 150 years ago. Diagnosis and treatment can be difficult and fraught with trial and error. Despite these challenges, an astute health practitioner’s prompt recognition, appropriate treatment, and patient education can make a difference in a patient’s hearing, balance, and quality of life.