I have a client with severe Meniere’s disease awaiting a hearing. Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear resulting in recurrent vertigo, loss of balance, ringing in the ears, and deafness. The vertigo alone is disabling, in my opinion.
Social Security adult listing 2.07 explicitly covers Meniere’s disease. The listing states:
2.07 Disturbance of labyrinthine‑vestibular function (including Meniere’s disease), 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.
Anyone suffering from Meniere’s has probably seen an ENT specialist, and had the appropriate audiometric testing. This should not be a difficult listing to meet for a claimant suffering from severe Meniere’s who has had the benefit of good medical treatment.