What is the role of brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) in the diagnosis of 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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Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) may be obtained in patients with peripheral facial nerve lesions and other neurologic involvement. This test measures the transmission of response through the brainstem and is effective in detecting, notably, retrocochlear lesions.


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