And what is the difference between "burnout" and "remission"? Lots of questions came up for me on this in my mind because someone i was talking to yesterday said she knows two people who had Meniere's and when they went deaf from it, the vertigo went away. But I know that has not been the case for some people here. It got me thinking of how one knows if your ear is going through burnout-ie-if I'm losing hearing, does that mean it's headed for burnout? Can it suddenly burn out or suddenly go into remission, or is it usually a progression with certain signposts of it happening? (and I remember from sirlanc's recent thread that remission can be "brought on" by treatments, but I guess I'm talking more here about spontaneous remission.) I know some people have Meniere's for 30-40 yrs or more and never burn out, so it all varies. I'd love to hear anyone's comments of what they know about burnout and/or remission. Hope springs eternal! I'm praying for one or the other-lol. Has anyone here actually had their ear burn out or go into spontaneous remission? What did it look like for you?