At the point where the deepest part of your inner ear attaches to your skull is called the labyrinth.

If your labyrinth becomes inflamed it can cause several symptoms including:

  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo - sensation that things are spinning around you when you are still
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus – ringing in your ear
  • A feeling of pressure in your ear
  • Fluid leaking from your ear
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • High temperature
  • Neck pain or stiffness

Labyrinthitis is frequently caused by a virus, but can also be caused by bacteria. You should seek medical treatment if your symptoms do not improve within a few days of onset.