Labyrinthitis is caused by an infection, either viral or bacterial, in the inner ear. Usually, only one ear is affected.
Common symptoms that you may experience with Labyrinthitis include a sudden onset of hearing loss (in the affected ear), vertigo, nausea, vomiting, and imbalance, which usually peak within 24 hours, but may last several more days. The severity of the symptoms will then decrease, but, because of the damage caused in the inner ear, you may still be left with a permanent hearing loss, and may also have residual feelings of imbalance, dizziness, or vertigo, especially with head movements, or quick body movements.
Fortunately, Vestibular Rehabilitation can help to eliminate your dizziness and imbalance, and help you to return to your previously active lifestyle.