Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 20, Issue 2, pp 63–66 | Cite as

Sudden neurosensorial deafness in Bell’s Palsy

  • T. Gopichand
  • E. Ramakrishna Reddy


Three cases of sudden neurosensorial deafness in Bell’s Palsy have been presented. In the first case the deafness and the facial palsy were on contralateral sides. There were no signs of disturbances of sense of taste or lacrymation in any of them. We are of the opinion that this combination is suggestive of the existence of a common factor playing a major role in the pathogenesis of these conditions and as the local vascular disturbance is generally regarded as the chief mechanism, involved in Bell’s Palsy, probably a similar spasmodic lesion in the labyrinthine vessels might be responsible for sudden deafness.


Facial Palsy Tuning Fork Bone Conduction Facial Paralysis Sudden Deafness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Gopichand
    • 1
  • E. Ramakrishna Reddy
    • 1
  1. 1.Kurnool Medical CollegeKurnool

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