Vestibular neuritis is caused by a viral infection in the vestibular nerve, which is the nerve responsible for helping transmit information from the inner ear to the brain. In our day-to-day lives it’s the nerve that helps with our equilibrium, so when it’s damaged our balance is compromised. Labyrinthitis occurs when a patient suffers from a hearing issue such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears) in conjunction with neuritis. Only a doctor can diagnose vestibular neuritis, which is most commonly cured using medication. However, your doctor will most likely recommend vestibular rehab as part of your treatment in order to form a well-rounded approach to curing the infection. At Stargate we specialize in vestibular rehab and can help you regain your equilibrium.
Symptoms of Vestibular Neuritis/Labyrinthitis: include:
- Loss of balance
- Hearing loss