The patient in the video had apparently got a diagnosis of Meniere’s and has low frequency hearing loss. The latest research suggests this is as a result of physiological changes in the inner ear and it’s impact on the neural ganglion.
He then takes propranolol and finds some impact reverses. Things are then blamed on migraine.
I find this odd because clearly the Menieres got him here in the first place so how is resolving his migraine improving the impact of his Menieres?
Low frequency hearing loss is almost an exclusive feature of Menieres.
I guess my main issue is use of the word ‘damage’:
He’s supposed to have had ‘damage’ from migraine but this is reversed by a calcium channel blocker? How did this drug fix ‘damage’?
I propose that what is in fact happening is potentially a reduction in the severity of his inner ear condition.
This surely deserves a more sophisticated analysis? Not least because it’s a great success story and might shed light on how to improve treatment?