Structures of the Normal Inner Ear


About this study

The purpose of this study is to define the normal appearance of the endolymphatic inner ear structures in the absence of clinical evidence of Meniere’s disease (endolymphatic hydrops).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are currently scheduled for a clinical MRI scan for inner symptoms (hearing loss, tinnitus, etc.) who do not meet clinical criteria for Meniere’s disease.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Prior ear surgeries

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Lane, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Caleb Hammel


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