Labyrinthitis and Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits
Your ear is composed of three parts: outer, middle and inner. All of these parts of your ear are used to enable you to hear. Sound waves enter through your outer ear. These sound waves make your eardrum vibrate when they get to your middle ear. The vibrations are then transmitted through three tiny bones that are called ossicles, which are located in your middle ear. These vibrations then move to your inner ear. Your inner ear is a snail-shaped organ. Your inner ear produces the nerve impulses that are sent to your brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds.
Your inner ear is what also controls balance. Because of this, when you experience vertigo or dizziness; the chances are that you have inner ear problems.
There are several different conditions that may affect your balance or hearing. As a result, there are several different forms of inner ear problems.
Your labyrinth is the portion of your ear that is located inside of your temporal bone. It is made up of semicircular canals that are filled with fluid. Your labyrinth is also composed of your cochlea and vestibule. Your labyrinth plays a major role in both balance and hearing.
Labyrinthitis is one of the conditions that cause problems in your inner ear. Labyrinthitis is a condition in which your labyrinth becomes inflamed and swollen.
There are many things that can cause labyrinthitis. Some of these are:
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There are several different signs and symptoms that you may have with labyrinthitis. Some of these include:
- Taking certain drugs that are dangerous for your inner ear
- An ear infection
- An allergy
- An upper respiratory infection.
You or a loved one may be afflicted with labyrinthitis. Labyrinthitis and/or complications that have been caused by it or other ailments that you have in addition to this condition may have resulted in the disability of you or your loved one and be what is keeping you from working.
You may need assistance as a result of this. You may need financial help.
You or your loved one may be thinking about applying for the financial assistance that you need from the Social Security Administration by applying for Social Security disability benefits or disability benefits because of the disability that has developed from labyrinthitis and/or complications that have been caused by it or other ailments that you have in addition to this condition. You may have already done this and been turned down by the Social Security Administration.
If you or your loved one is considering reapplying or appealing the denial, keep this in mind. People who are represented by a disability lawyer like the one you will find at SocialSecurityHome.com are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney fighting for them.
- Hearing loss in one of your ears
- Vomiting and nausea
- Tinnitus (ringing in your ears or other noises)
- Vertigo (sensation that you or world around you is spinning, moving)
- Loss of balance like falling to one side
- Problems with focusing your eyes that results from involuntary eye movements