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The term burn out is frequently used to describe Meniere's as though it is the end of the line, that it has finished. However, it really means that the vertigo attacks have disappeared as the vestibular function has now been destroyed. The disease continues to progress as hearing is completely lost, tinnitus and fullness will continue even after burn out.
Vertigo tends to reduce as the disease progresses. On average 50% of people are vertigo free after 2 years, and 71% are usually vertigo free by year 8. Others continue to experience attacks for up to 20 years. These figures are based on a unilateral suffer. For bilateral menieres unfortunately this is per ear.