The onset of labyrinthitis is often sudden and severe, with symptoms usually lasting a few days. However, you should seek medical attention if they do not get better after this time.
The most common symptoms of labyrinthitis include:
- Vertigo (as if everything is spinning around you)
- Loss of balance
- Problems standing up or walking
- Nausea or actually being sick
- Tinnitus (a ringing or buzzing sensation in your ear)
- Hearing loss
If you have a hearing condition and experience sudden hearing loss
in one ear, contact your GP immediately – even if there are no additional symptoms.
Remember to also avoid driving, using tools and machinery, or working at heights if you’re feeling dizzy.