The hidden handicap

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 05 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1109
  1. John Haworth, retired general practitioner
  1. Carlisle

    I have a 70 decibel loss of hearing in my right ear, a result of the, fortunately unilateral, Ménière's syndrome that precipitated my premature retirement three and a half years ago. The sudden, unannounced, and disabling attacks of vertigo no longer occur, but I am left with persistent tinnitus in my left ear, together with the hearing impediment already mentioned. Fortunately I have no hearing loss …

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