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What is Labyrinthitis?
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What is labyrinthitis?

Labyrinthitis is a disorder which affects the inner ear that causes swelling, inflammation and irritation.

The middle ear is also known as the labyrinth, so inflammation of the labyrinth is called labyrinthitis (the "itis" means inflammation).

Labyrinthitis seems to occur after a viral infection of the ear or an upper respiratory infection (usually caused by a virus), which can also affect the delicate middle ear.

The middle ear contains the hearing and balance organs, such as the cochlea, which contains the hearing organ that converts sounds that the brain interprets through nervous impulses.

Since the middle ear contains the hearing and balance organs, this is the reason why temporary loss of balance and loss of hearing are generally the main symptoms of labyrinthitis.


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  Last reviewed: 10 November 2007 || Last updated: 3 January 2009


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