Research

About the Meniere's Society Research Programme

Did you know: We've invested nearly £1million into vestibular research!

 
The Ménière’s Society’s Research Programme was established in 1998 to promote and support research with the aim of:

- Improving the diagnosis and alleviating the symptoms of vestibular disorders

- The alleviation and cure of Ménière’s and related vestibular disorders.

Over the last 20 years we have been pleased to have contributed almost £1million into research projects so that we now have a better understanding of the psychology of Ménière’s/vestibular disorders; better tests to identify and monitor conditions and better, less destructive, treatments for severe cases. The Society is proud to have furthered understanding of these complex conditions and to have supported research across a number of disciplines. At the same time, the Society has built a reputation within the research community as a supporter of valuable research. This has encouraged researchers to approach the Society with innovative and potentially valuable research proposals. Read our report Balancing Everything Out to find out more about our ongoing research programme.

Current and recently supported projects

Here are a few of the projects we've recently funded: 
 
TRP channels as sensors of inner ear fluid pressure: implications for Meniere’s
Dr D Jagger, UCL Ear Institute, University College London
 
Assessment of unilateral vestibular function using GVS-evoked eye movements
University of Birmingham
 
Model of semicircular canals for management of complex BPPV cases
University College, London
 
Living with Ménière's disease: Understanding patient experiences of mental health and well-being in everyday life
University of Exeter Medical School
 
Imperial College London

Click here to see other projects we've supported...

Research Supporter - Help fund more research!

Become a Research Supporter and join the fight against vestibular disorders. 
 
Success has consequences and whilst we have been able to support many vital research projects, sadly, the Society’s research reserves are limited and we now receive more valid requests than we have the funds to support.
 
Please help us by becoming a Research Supporter or by making a donation, and encouraging others to donate, so we can continue our important work.

#GIVE20

We need your help! 
Success has consequences and we now receive more valid requests than we have the funds to support. Sadly, the Society’s research reserves are limited.
 
Please help us by making a donation, and encouraging others to donate, so we can continue to support valuable research projects like those listed above.
 
Please Donate Now to enable us to continue supporting vital research into vestibular conditions.

As we’ve been supporting research for 20 years, why not donate a celebratory £20 as part of our #GIVE20 campaign. If all our members donated £20 we’d receive over £60,000 towards our research; which will help us fund projects for a further year. Of course, if you’re able to donate more, please do so – we won’t say no!

If £20 seems like a lot, please don’t be put off. We’re happy with donations of any size. Remember, you don’t have to give it all yourself. Here’s some easy ways to get others involved:

- Ask 20 friends to donate a £1
- Hold bake sales at work and ask everyone to contribute to your #GIVE20 target
- Pop all 1p & 2p loose change in a pot each week; it’ll be £20 before you know it!
- Get sponsored to take part in an event or challenge, e.g. a sponsored silence
- Have a ‘swear box’ at work.

Please Donate Now
Your donations are vital to enable us to continue supporting research into vestibular conditions.
You can also donate by post and over the phone. Please remember to state if your donation is to be used specifically for research.

Give a Gift in Your Will

Leaving a legacy to the Ménière’s Society is a lasting gift to a cause that is important to you during your lifetime. Not only will you help us with carrying out our day-to-day work, but your gift can also help us to plan for the future of the Society. In the past, larger legacies have enabled us to support research projects which we would not have been able to do otherwise.

Click here to find out more about leaving a legacy to the Ménière’s Society or contact us for more details. 

Many thanks for your support. 

      

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