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2. The Labyrinthitis Infection

The name of this infection refers to the network of tubes in the inner ear where it develops -- the bony labyrinth, a portion of the inner ear that controls hearing and balance. Inflammation of these tubes can cause vertigo. Usually, a viral infection causes labyrinthitis, but bacteria can also lead to the illness. In addition to vertigo, an infected individual might experience ear pain, hearing loss, nausea, and fever.

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