Labyrinthitis | Overview

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What is labyrinthitis?

Labyrinthitis (say: “lab-uh-rinth-eye-tus”) is a condition that affects a part of the inner ear called the labyrinth. Normally, the labyrinth helps you keep your balance. When it gets swollen, the labyrinth doesn’t work properly so your brain doesn’t get the right balance signals. Labyrinthitis can make you feel like you are falling or spinning, even though you aren’t.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 02/11
Created: 11/09

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