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Answering Some Questions About Ramsey Hunt Syndrome
At New York Facial Paralysis, we treat patients with Ramsey Hunt Syndrome. This is a condition induced by infection of the geniculate ganglion of the facial nerve from the herpes zoster virus. The same virus that is responsible for chicken pox, which can resurface as a shingles rash, causes it. It can result in a painful rash in your ear and affect your facial nerve.

Audiograms

Audiograms
There are times when we, at New York Facial Paralysis, need to utilize audiograms during our diagnostic testing. An audiogram is a test used to determine hearing loss and balance. To read more about hearing loss, you can find it here. An audiogram is also used as one of the tools to help determine the reason for your facial paralysis. Audiometry is a set of measures used to identify a person’s hearing.

Losing Your Smile

Losing Your Smile
The loss of your smile is a heavy one. At New York Facial Paralysis, we understand the magnitude that loss plays on many aspects of your life. We know the loss of your smile causes both physical and emotional hardship. There are many reasons you may have lost your ability to smile. Bell’s Palsy, stroke and Facial Palsy are just a few of the causes for your smiling inability.
Understanding The Nervous System
At New York Facial Paralysis diagnosing your facial paralysis is our top priority. We have extensive diagnostic testing to help us get to the bottom of what is causing your facial paralysis. For the most part, your facial paralysis is linked to your nervous system.