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A 38-year-old member asked:

what are the symptoms of an auditory tumor?

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Dr. Lester Thompson
Pathology 33 years experience
Hearing changes: Auditory just means "hearing, " so there is no "auditory" tumor. However, anything affecting the ear, balance, or temporal bone, will give changes in hearing, tinnitus (ringing), or changes in balance, vertigo, dizziness, etc. Hearing can be conductive or sensorineural loss depending on whether the bones of the middle ear are affected or if the nerves are affected. There are tests to separate this.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is an auditory tumor?

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Dr. Theresa Yang
Dr. Theresa Yang answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Brain tumor: An acoustic neuroma is an benign tumor of the auditory nerve, located in the auditory canal. They are relatively rare. Early symptoms include hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and vertigo. These tumors grow very slowly, and are treated with surgery or with radiation only if hearing is affected.
Dr. Kevin Teal
Dr. Kevin Teal commented
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Location makes hearing preservation more difficult with surgery so unless brainstem compressed, usually follow until ear not useful when on the phone. Radiosurgery less invasive but large tumors may not be candidates.
Feb 13, 2012
Dr. Theresa Yang
Dr. Theresa Yang commented
General Practice 9 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the clarification
Feb 20, 2012
Dr. Rodney Diaz
Dr. Rodney Diaz commented
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
the longer you wait, the more risk you place the facial nerve when you finally need to remove the tumor. if hearing is gone, why operate? it will not bring hearing back. I counsel patients that if an acoustic is growing, then it is worth taking out sooner rather than later, as the longer you wait, the larger the tumor will get, and the great the chance you will have a facial nerve injury
Nov 1, 2012
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for auditory tumor?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Brant
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Surgery: Acustic neuroma should be excised.
CA
A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Auditory tumor?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Auditory tumor: Auditory tumor = mass growing within one of the ear structures. A common example is an Acoustic neuroma.

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