Basic Science to Clinical Applications
With focus on making findings from basic science useful for practical applications that enhance treatment of patients with hearing and balance disorders, Copenhagen Ear Research Center
investigates disorders in the inner ear with a focus on Meniere's disease
, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and Cochlear Implants.
Ménières Disease and the Endolymphatic Sac
Ménière's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree. Ménière's disease consists of a triad of symptoms: progressive hearing loss, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and episodic vertigo. Light microscopic studies of the temporal bones from deceased patients with Ménière's disease have shown dilation of the spaces in the inner ear that contains endolymph, known as endolymphatic hydrops.
Ménières Disease, the Endolymphatic Sac and Autoimmunity
Morten Friis’ and his scientific group have recently published cutting edge research that linked Ménières Disease an autoimmune reaction in the endolymphatic sac, an important structure in the inner ear.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and Mechanical Repositioning Maneuver
Studies are planned to clarify the effect of mechanical chairs on canalith reposition procedures.