Prominent symptoms include dizziness, usually in the form of an intense and spinning sensation. In some cases, symptoms may also include nausea, vomiting, loss of balance and unsteadiness. The dizziness may last anywhere from minutes to hours. While experiencing the symptoms, patients should remain still and avoid any head movement as it may increase the dizziness.
Other symptoms may include the following:
- Hearing loss usually occurs in the initial stage, but it is temporary. The hearing becomes worse during an attack of dizziness, but often improves after that. However, if left untreated, the hearing will progressively worsen until it results in severe hearing impairment.
- Ringing in the ear and pressure in the ear may come and go in the initial stage. During attacks of dizziness, the symptoms usually get worse, but these become more persistent later in the disease.