Facial Nerve Grading System or House-Brackmann Grading System

In this article we will discuss about Facial Nerve Grading System or House-Brackmann System i.e use to assess Bell’s palsy and for all sorts of facial nerve injury. So let’s get started.


The Scale which is popularly use to assess facial nerve grading is called House-Brackmann Scale. This Scale ranges from Grade I to Grade VI where Grade I reflects Normal Neuromuscular function and Grade VI reflects Total Paralysis.

Here is the Scale given below


Bell’s Palsy

Acoustic Neuroma

Parotid Tumor


Moebius Syndrome etc

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