Also known as vestibular schwannomas,
acoustic neuromas are quite common and the majority are benign. These slow growing tumors develop on the main nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain which often affect your balance, hearing, and possibly facial movement.
Because these tumors directly affect the main nerves in the brain, pressure can cause:
- Hearing Loss
- Inner Ear Ringing
Treating and monitoring Acoustic Neuromas
If an acoustic neuroma gets large enough, it can interfere with vital functions and be life threatening. If you notice any of these symptoms an early diagnosis can be lifesaving. Please see your physician or contact GHNC for a thorough evaluation today.