Vestibular Neuritis

An infection of the vestibular nerve in the inner ear

Vestibular neuronitis is an infection of a nerve in the inner ear. This will cause the vestibular nerve to become inflamed, you may feel like you have lost your sense of balance as a result.

Vestibular disease symptoms

Sufferers will often experience dizziness and vertigo. This can be from minor to severe and can result in nausea and sickness.

Often these are experienced suddenly when the sufferer wakes up in the morning and can continue.

It is advised to see your GP if you are experiencing these symptoms.

Main causes of vestibular neuritis

  • Viral infections
  • Sore throats
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Bacterial infection

Treatments and medical advice

Sometimes vestibular neuronitis can settle over weeks. However, there are some self-help measures you can take to reduce the severity of your symptoms and help your recovery.

If you would like to know more you can discuss this with an Audiologist or your Doctor.

VRT: Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

This can be an effective treatment for sufferers of Vestibular neuronitis, this needs to be administered by a physiotherapist which can include exercises for the eyes, balance and fitness.

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