Electrical stimulation is sometimes given to patients with facial palsy. The facial nerve normally emits electrical impulses to give muscles their tone and shape.
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Unintentional electrical excitation of the facial nerve is a well-known complication of using a cochlear implant (CI) to stimulate the cochlear nerve. Facial nerve.