Labyrinthitis
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Labyrinthitis is a disorder characterized by dizziness (vertigo), hearing loss and ‘ringing’ in your ears (tinnitus). This disorder is caused by inflammation of the vestibular nerve (a nerve that relays information about balance and motion to the brain) and the cochlear nerve (a nerve that relays information about hearing and sound localization to the brain).

 

How Can an Audiologist Help?

 

 Audiologists can help by:

  • Completing an audiologic assessment in addition to formal testing of the vestibular system (the system that organizes the senses that relay information about balance and motion to the brain)
  • Recommending that a referral to a physician be made so that medication can be prescribed to relieve the inflammation and associated symptoms
  • Providing education about different techniques to implement to relieve vertigo (e.g,. avoiding quicks and sudden movements, etc.)
  • Prescribing a hearing aid if needed

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