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Acoustic Neuroma Clinic

At the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Acoustic Neuroma Clinic, we provide treatment of acoustic neuroma, a rare, benign tumor of the balance nerves in the internal auditory canal behind the ear drum, which can only be seen on radiology imaging (CT or MRI).

Acoustic neuroma is typically a very slow growing tumor, 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, but 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 to learn more about acoustic neuroma and to find support.

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