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Acoustic Neuroma Clinic

Acoustic Neuroma is a rare, benign tumor of the balance nerves in the internal auditory canal. It is behind the ear drum, so can only be seen on radiology imaging (CT or MRI). It is typically very slow growing, approximately 1-2 mm year. The most common symptom is hearing loss on one side, but it may also cause symptoms of imbalance, vertigo, and problems with facial function. The cause of acoustic neuroma is unknown; in some cases, there may be a genetic link. Treatment options for acoustic neuroma are observation, surgery, or radiation treatment.  

Please visit the Acoustic Neuroma Association website for more discussion of what is an acoustic neuroma and to see a picture of acoustic neuroma.  

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