Social Security Disability has a listing for Meniere’s Disease, it requires the following:
Disturbance of labyrinth-vestibular function characterized by a history of frequent attacks of balance disturbance, tinnitus, and progressive loss of hearing: with both A and B:
A. Disturbed function of vestibular labyrinth demonstrated by caloric or other vestibular tests; and
B. Hearing loss established by audiometry.
Meniere’s Disease disease effects a persons ability to balance, the attacks come and go, with no set time frequency. Should the attacks become frequent it is nearly impossible for a person to be gainfully employed. An attack while driving a large truck, using a sharp instrument or large construction equipment could have catastrophic consequences.
There is currently a test to determine Menieres Disease, it is called ENG. It is important to attempt to have this test performed on yourself, should you wish to pursue a disability claim. There are many side effects to the disease, including nausea, vomiting and falling down.
Should you need assistance in your disability claim, please give my law office a call anytime Monday through Friday at toll free (877) 271-2633 or local at (615) 308-2633. I look forward to hearing from you.
Daniel L. McMurtry, Esq.