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Labrinthitis is an infection of the labyrinth within the inner ear. The labyrinth contains a series of channels that contain fluids which inform our brain with our orientation in space. The labyrinth is important for balance and hearing however following infection, inflammation occurs and this can disrupt the signals sent to the brain about our position in space causing nausea, dizziness and spinning sensation.

Labrinthitis usually disappears when the infection clears up, however in some cases specialist verstibular rehabilitation is required.

Labrinthitis is uncommon in children however it is still possible to occur following infection. Some causes of Labrinthitis is:

  • Flu or colds
  • Mumps
  • Meningitis
  • Head injury
  • Bleed to the brain
  • Benign tumours
  • Allergies
  • Glandular Fever
  • Injury or scarring to the inner ear
  • Side effects of drugs

To book an assessment or for more information please email call 0161 883 0066 .