What does labyrinthitis do to the ears?

Labyrinthitis & Ears. Labyrinthitis describes inflammation of the part of the inner ear that controls your balance. This inflammation can cause sudden vertigo, a sensation of spinning that can make you nauseous and throw up. Labyrinthitis can also cause you to have ringing in your ear or lead to temporary hearing loss.
VIral infection. Labyrinthitis is typically a viral infection of the inner ear causing dizziness and occasional hearing problems. If it persists, it can can scarring of the inner ear leading to persistent dizziness and hearing problems. Most cases last 3-7 days and clear up with out medications.