Vestibular neuritis refers to a nerve deep within the ear that connects the labyrinth tubes to the brain. If a virus infects this area, the bony labyrinth can become inflamed. The symptoms of vestibular neuritis often come on after a cold or upper respiratory infection, due to a virus. Vestibular neuritis has much in common with labyrinthitis, including many of the symptoms. Like labyrinthitis, it can cause hearing loss that is sometimes permanent. The symptoms could pass in just a few hours or persist for weeks.
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