Structures of the Normal Inner Ear


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 14-004141
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 14-004141

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

See eligibility criteria

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 us for help.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

John Lane, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Caleb Hammel