How common is hyperacusis in patients with Bell palsy (idiopathic facial paralysis) (IFP)?

Updated: Jun 14, 2019
  • Author: Danette C Taylor, DO, MS, FACN; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Answer

One third of patients may experience hyperacusis in the ear ipsilateral to the paralysis, which is secondary to weakness of the stapedius muscle.


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