Hey! My name's Val. As you can probably tell from my screen name I am a HUGE fan of the show Switched At Birth. I love how they make connections among hearing, HoH an deaf people. Anyway, I was recently diagnosed with Meniere's disease in my right ear. For those of you who don't know, it's a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo and effects hearing and balance. The effects can be temporary or permanent. There is no cure. In fact, no one knows what causes it. In my case they are temporary, but can become permanent at any time. I get several attacks every week. There really aren't any support groups where I live and there isn't much online. So I signed up here in the hopes that I can find someone who understands what I'm going through. I do know some ASL. I've been teaching myself for the past two years, but I've still got a ways to go before I'd consider myself a fluent signer. Any questions, just ask!