A member asked:

Can 7th nerve palsy affect speech & cause high frequency hearing loss? have had problems entire life. no droop, just no ability to do some things

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Dr. Roberta Beals answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Not usually: There are 5 branches to the seventh cranial nerve. None of these will affect hearing. Congenital speech and hearing loss is usally caused by other factors. You can see a neurologist to help you answer this question.

Answered 4/28/2018

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