Damage to both ears

Severe damage to both inner ears can cause mild dizziness, moderate imbalance and severe difficulty with vision.  Bilateral vestibulopathy is the technical name for this problem; bilateral indicates that the process affects both ears, and vestibulopathy is a general term referring to disease of the vestibular system.  The process can also be acute, meaning thatContinue reading “Damage to both ears”

Vestibular neuritis: Viruses that damage balance

There are many viruses that are attracted to nervous tissue (neurotropic) and so can attack the brain and nerves.  The inner ears are each served by nerves that exit directly from the brain, and so can be affected by viruses that cause brain inflammation (encephalitis), and infection of the lining of the brain (meningitis). ThereContinue reading “Vestibular neuritis: Viruses that damage balance”