Welcome to this forum of caring, supportive friends. I'm glad you found us. As you know, for the most part we are not medically trained people ..... but there is a wealth of personal experience information on this site. If you have not already done so, I would strongly urge you to send for the ANAUSA informational materials.
Regarding the numbness: unless you have a separate issue on the other side, the AN would be pressing on the facial nerve on the same side, causing the numbness. Do you have hearing loss on either side? If the numbness is new since you saw your doctor, I would certainly call his/her office and report this as a new symptom for some advice.
Let us know how you are doing.