Alternate Names : Inner Ear Infection, Otitis Interna
What are the signs and symptoms of the infection?
Symptoms of labyrinthitis often occur quickly and may include:
feeling unsteady when standing
hearing impairment, including deafness
nausea and vomiting
ringing in the ears
vertigo, a form of dizziness in which a person feels that the room is spinning around him or her
A person also may have the symptoms of the infection that led to the labyrinthitis. For instance, an infection of the middle ear, called acute otitis media, may lead to labyrinthitis. An infection of the lining around the brain, called meningitis, can also lead to labyrinthitis.