Ears provide us with much more than mere hearing. Within the ear, the inner ear, to be exact, is our sense of balance. When you get an inner ear inflammation, problems are quick to ensue. That condition is called labyrinthitis and can be extremely annoying to deal with. Although it is becoming more and more frequent, causes are still unknown. Some experts claim it’s due to a virus or bacteriosis, while other cite stress and head trauma as the causes. One study suggests that it can stem from a common cold, as approximately 3 out of 10 people had cold symptoms before. Labyrinthitis remains one of the most misunderstood conditions. This is because its symptoms can be easy to ignore and mistake for other conditions. Because of this, the condition can go on and on, without the presence of sufficient treatment.

1. Dizziness

In the early stages of labyrinthitis, you may feel one of the many forms of dizziness. Dizziness can mean a lot of things, so it’s fairly easy to ignore its presence. Most people shun it to the side, thinking it’s a result of being tired or some other condition. Contrary to popular belief, dizziness due to labyrinthitis makes perfect sense. Your inner ear is unable to regulate balance, so you may wind it “overwhelming” to orientate. It’s important to see how the dizziness develops, to assess the situation.