Published online Nov 28, 2015. doi: 10.5319/wjo.v5.i4.90
Peer-review started: May 12, 2015
First decision: June 24, 2015
Revised: July 25, 2015
Accepted: September 7, 2015
Article in press: September 8, 2015
Published online: November 28, 2015
Core tip: Morbus Menière has beome the reference type of inner ear disease. It may express all kind of inner ear symptoms at once, but appears as atypical disease as well. There have been immense achievements in physiologic and biochemical understanding for the inner ear, various inner ear diseases in general and Menière's disease specifically. Pathophysiologic understanding, ongoing research and therapeutic options for Menière’s disease are described and discussed.