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Is it ok to fly with labyrinthitis?

It is always advised that you speak to your doctor about travelling via plane if you have been diagnosed with an inner ear infection (labyrinthitis). While it shouldn’t pose a risk, a number of people find that the pressure of the cabin intensifies the symptoms of vertigo, dizziness and pain associated with the condition.

Can a person with labyrinthitis get a hearing aid? Severe hearing loss following bacterial labyrinthitis can sometimes be treated with a cochlear implant. This is not a conventional hearing aid, but a small electronic device fitted under the skin behind the ear during surgery. Many people diagnosed with labyrinthitis only experience the balance symptoms without hearing loss.

What are the signs and symptoms of labyrinthitis? Symptoms of labyrinthitis can include: Many people refer to vertigo when they feel lightheaded or off balance. In medical terms, vertigo is different from other forms of dizziness because the dizziness has to be accompanied by a sensation that the room is spinning round. It can often be associated with feeling or sometimes being sick.

Why do I have labyrinthitis in my ear? Labyrinthitis is the medical name for inflammation of the ‘labyrinth’ in your inner ear, commonly caused by a viral infection. Viral labyrinthitis often comes on quickly in otherwise healthy people, and symptoms may start after a simple cold.

What kind of treatment do you need for labyrinthitis? Treatment involves a combination of bed rest and medication to help you cope better with the symptoms. You may need additional medication to fight the underlying infection, although antibiotics are not often required as the cause is most commonly due to a virus.

Can a labyrinthitis infection cause complete hearing loss?

Can a labyrinthitis infection cause complete hearing loss? The hearing loss can either be partial or complete. Because of the high risk of hearing loss occurring after bacterial labyrinthitis, it is recommended that a person is given a hearing test once they have recovered from the infection. Permanent, severe hearing loss following bacterial labyrinthitis can sometimes be treated with a cochlear implant.

Can a person wear hearing aids in both ears? This is called bilateral hearing loss. With hearing loss in both ears, it’s often recommended that a person wear two hearing aids instead of just one. However, this becomes more debatable when a person only has hearing loss in one ear, or unilateral hearing loss.

Can a concussion cause labyrinthitis in the head? Fractures involving the inner ear, concussion of the head and inner ear, or bleeding in the inner ear can cause labyrinthitis. A tumor of the nerves supplying the inner ear, such as a schwannoma (acoustic neuroma), may also involve hearing loss, vertigo, or labyrinthitis.

What are the signs and symptoms of labyrinthitis? Symptoms of labyrinthitis 1 Dizziness 2 Vertigo (the feeling that you, or everything around you, is spinning) 3 Loss of balance 4 Difficulty standing up or walking 5 Feeling or being sick 6 Tinnitus (ringing in the ear) 7 Hearing loss More