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How does labyrinthitis affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Labyrinthitis, inflammation of the inner ear, makes you feel like you are moving or going in circles, even when you are standing still. This is known as vertigo and contributes to feelings of dizziness. Labyrinthitis affects your vestibular system, which houses the organs of your inner ear, and makes it difficult to monitor where your head is positioned, as well as your movement and balance. Labyrinthitis can also affect your vision and hearing.

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