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123 Possible Causes for Facial Numbness, Sudden Hearing Loss

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    Five-year actuarial rates for any new facial weakness, facial numbness, hearing-level preservation, and preservation of testable speech discrimination were 1.1 0.8%, 2.6 1.2%[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 15-year-old boy experienced a sudden hearing loss in the left ear.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Two patients had normal hearing function but reported tinnitus; two patients reported sudden hearing loss, with partial recovery; two patients had a history of fluctuating[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meningeal Carcinomatosis

    numbness, and vision loss.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a case of meningeal carcinomatosis presenting as a complete, bilateral, sudden hearing loss without other cranial nerve findings--a previously unreported presentation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 62-year-old man presented with a sudden onset of profound hearing loss affecting both ears.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Migraine

    A 45-year-old woman with a 20-year history of migrainous headaches presented with complaints of rightsided facial and hand numbness and paraesthesia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Migraine as a cause of sudden hearing loss. Headache. 36(1):24-8, 1996 Waterston J. Chronic migrainous vertigo. J.[dizziness-and-balance.com] Patients may also experience nausea, vomiting, anorexia, neck pain, dizziness, changes in hearing, light sensitivity, difficulty concentrating, facial numbness or weakness[migrainepal.com]

  • Basilar-Type Migraine

    Migraine as a cause of sudden hearing loss. Headache. 36(1):24-8, 1996 Waterston J. Chronic migrainous vertigo. J.[dizziness-and-balance.com] Virre and Baloh (1996) suggested that sudden hearing loss may also be caused by migraine. Hearing loss in migraine rarely progresses (Battista, 2004).[dizziness-and-balance.com] Olsson (1991) in a study of 50 patients with basilar migraine (which is rare) documented a fluctuating low-tone sensorineural hearing loss in more than 50% of his patients[dizziness-and-balance.com]

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    Facial numbness and weakness are also common.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

    Other symptoms include visual defects (diplopia), syncope (drop attacks), dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), dysarthria , hoarseness, and facial numbness, or paresthesias.[encyclopedia.com] Little is known about the association between sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL) and vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sensorineural Hearing Loss With Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency. ( 27195937 ) Hsu Y.H....Huang H.M. 2016 13 Rotational vertebrobasilar insufficiency due to compression of a[malacards.org]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Other signs and symptoms of MS may include: Facial pain Vertigo Hearing loss Painful muscle spasms Weakness in one or more of the arms or legs Tingling or numbness Electrical-type[emedicinehealth.com] Early MS symptoms may include: weakness/fatigue loss of balance problems with coordination tremors tingling and/or numbness blurred or loss of vision muscle stiffness/cramping[drfuhrman.com] Symptoms and signs of MS are extremely variable and range from mild to severe, and may include: Problems with balance when walking Hearing loss Facial pain Weakness Muscle[emedicinehealth.com]

  • Paraneoplastic Syndrome

    numbness.[brighamandwomens.org] […] in his anterior chest wall, a second patient with sudden asymmetric hearing loss, found to have a 12-cm renal mass before death, and a third with fluctuating bilateral hearing[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] inflammation of parts of the brain stem and is characterized by double vision, speech disturbance, trouble swallowing, abnormalities of eye movements, hearing loss, and facial[brighamandwomens.org]

  • Cerebellar Infarction

    numbness; There is no upper extremity incoordination; and The patient can walk.[psnet.ahrq.gov] Case 2, a 50-year-old man who experienced sudden vertigo and sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), developed dysarthria after admission.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] numbness or weakness, upper extremity incoordination, or an ability to walk should suffice to rule out a central abnormality.[psnet.ahrq.gov]

  • Vestibulocochlear Nerve Disease

    Complications An acoustic neuroma may cause a variety of permanent complications, including: Hearing loss Facial numbness and weakness Difficulties with balance Ringing in[mayoclinic.org] Less commonly, acoustic neuromas may cause sudden hearing loss .[webmd.com] Contrast enhancement of the labyrinth on MR scans in patients with sudden hearing loss and vertigo: evidence of labyrinthine disease.[ajnr.org]

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