Hello Good Evening,
Your middle ear infection
has lead to Labyrinthitis, so I am hereby describing it, in brief:
-It is an ailment of the inner ear and a form of unilateral vestibular dysfunction
-It can cause balance disorders, vertigo, hearing loss
-It is usually caused by a virus, but it can also arise from bacterial infection, head injury, extreme stress, an allergy or as a reaction to medication.
-Both bacterial and viral labyrinthitis
can cause permanent hearing loss.
-It often follows an upper respiratory tract
Recovery from acute labyrinthine inflammation
generally takes from one to six weeks, but it is not uncommon for residual symptoms (dysequilibrium and/or dizziness) to last for many months or even years, if permanent damage occurs.
In management, there should be following medications should be used under supervision of your GP:
Apart from medications following Rehabilitation
strategies most commonly used are:
Gaze stability exercises - moving the head from side to side while fixated on a stationary object (aimed to restore the Vestibulo-ocular reflex) An advanced progression of this exercise would be walking in a straight line while looking side to side by turning the head.
Habituation exercises - movements designed to provoke symptoms and subsequently reduce the negative vestibular response upon repetition.
Functional retraining - including postural control, relaxation, and balance training.
Dr. Naresh Jain.