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Prochlorperazine has been re-added, it is the most common treatment. Plus hearing loss is very rare, thought it best to put it into context! --PopUpPirate 19:34, Jan 29, 2005 (UTC)

To the person who removed the line about residual symptoms lasting months or years, you haven't a clue. Just read what people are going through on the healthboards or the dizzy lounge. It can and DOES stick around for a long time for many. this is a load of rubbish

I agree it can stick around for a very long time, two years for me and still counting. It was good to read about a definate link between vestibular disorders and anxiety. Not enough is written about this side of the illness and its such a major part of it. Dizzy Lounge Member.

Regarding the sub-head 'Labyrinthitis and Vertigo' - I have had a big problem with dizziness for the last 10 months, so I've been corrected in my terminology by several doctors. Under this heading there is the phrase 'dysequilibrium and/or dizziness'. Dysequilibrium IS 'dizziness', and 'vertigo' is the sensation of the room spinning. Contrary to popular belief (& Hollywood movies), 'vertigo' & 'dizziness' are not interchangeable terms. Can someone with ear/nose/throat expertise fix this article? I would do it myself, but I didn't have labyrinthitis, so I can't remember which of the two is accurate in describing this disorder. wbm 21:37, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

Dysequilibrium is not dizziness. Dysequilibrium is the sensation that your are being pulled to the left or the right, particularly when walking. This occurs in healthy individuals who are intoxicated with alcohol.

Chronic Labyrinthitis is not even mentioned on this info page, and I know it exists because my late mother was diagnosed with the inner-ear condition by a doctor decades ago (for which she was required to take medicine to control her severe vertigo), and I seem to have inherited her ailment, though not as severe unless I eat something very salty and then drink too much water (that then throws off my "normal" inner ear water balance. However, I also am occasionally subject to sudden dizzy spells that quickly pass after a few seconds. Gail Noon, San Pedro, CA 01/20/2014 (Coastalwestgirl (talk) 20:45, 20 January 2014 (UTC))


Jumping up and down to "remove debris" is not a treatment for labyrinthitis. Ear debris or "ear rocks" is BPPV. BPPV treatment requires the Epley or Modified Epley Procedure.

The line about chinese medicine and accuuncture - does anyone see the point? If it doesn't work (and it doesn't work) and you admit that there's no evidence, then why mention it? It's like saying, "tying balloons to your feet might help, but actually it doesn't". Not that I have an agenda or anything. Moopet 07:50, 6 June 2007 (UTC)

"Some evidence suggests that viral labyrinthitis should be treated in its early stages with corticosteroids such as prednisone, and possibly antiviral medication such as Valtrex and that this treatment should be undertaken as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage to the inner ear."

Can I get a source for this info? (talk) 18:32, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

The links section contains a link (My personal battle with Labyrinthitis How Ryan Roper overcame the condition) which takes you to a site run by Sledghammer Computers designed to look like Wikipedia. On this site you can log in and Wikipedia users may be fooled into inputing their own user names and passwords. Is this within Wikipedia's rules?

I think it's just another site running the MediaWiki software, it's not pretending to be wikipedia. Pseudomonas(talk) 16:15, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

audiitory symptoms[edit]

This article fails to include auditory symptoms. Auditory symptoms apparently differentiate the condition from vestibular neuritis so it is important to mention both. Whitis (talk) 07:39, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

I think it is concerning that Labyrinthitis & Vestibular Neuronitis have been categorized together in the same wikipedia article. Commonly; they are distinguished by a preservation of hearing in vestibular neuronitis; whereas in labyrinthitis (affects whole labyrinth), there are usually hearing changes, eg deafness or tinitus. Classically, VN does not effect hearing and instead pathophysiologically is due to 1) vestibular nerve pathology OR 2) vestibular apparatus pathology or 3) Both. Does anyone have any input; should a new page to separate the two be created? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wes 932 (talkcontribs) 04:58, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

I agree message me Wes 932 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deeplymadlybelow (talkcontribs) 07:18, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

viral & bacterial vs viral | bacterial[edit]

The sentence “Both bacterial and viral labyrinthitis can cause permanent hearing loss in rare cases.” has been in the introduction for over a decade. The assertion is quite reasonable, so although I am not even a physician let alone an expert in the field, I believe it. But I have two concerns about this sentence.

  1. I would put money that either bacterial or viral labyrinthitis alone can, in rare cases, cause permanent hearing loss. The sentence as written implies that having both bacterial and viral labyrinthitis (simultaneously, I presume) can cause permanent hearing loss.
  2. I’ve skimmed through the cited work, and it does not really support the assertion, at least not very well.

Sbauman (talk) 19:53, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

There is a ref in the lead and I have adjusted. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:04, 30 April 2016 (UTC)