Observing Meniere's Disease in the Classroom
Faculty might observe the following in students with Meniere's Disease:
- Might have headaches or ear pain
- May occasionally have difficulty hearing or understanding what is said
- May appear dizzy
- May need to leave the classroom unexpectedly
- May wait until the other students leave to avoid being in a crowd of students
- May require a hearing assistance system or transcription
- Medline Plus: Information on Meniere's disease
Related Functional Characteristics
Fatigue (Cognitive) : Students with Meniere's disease have difficulty with fluctuating hearing and dizziness requiring substantial effort to maintain attention in the classroom.
Hearing Loss : Students with Meniere's disease can experience intermittent hearing loss, usually in one ear; the frequency and severity vary but the hearing loss is typically progressive.
Motor Skill (Gross Lower) : Students with Meniere's disease may have balance problems that make it difficult for them to maintain balance in crowded hall ways or on uneven ground.
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