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A 28-year-old male asked:

What cause balance problem except acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Many: Balance problem is a symptom and not a diagnosis and has many causes the main symptom with acoustic neuroma is deafness and tinnitus.
Dr. Jed Kwartler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Dizziness: There is a long list of ear related issues that cause balance problems, neurologic, cardiovascular, circulatory, metabolic/hormonal problems also can cause dizziness/lightheadedness/balance issues. Acoustic neuroma is a rare condition so lots of other things to check and consider first.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

What sort of problem is an acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Theresa Yang
Dr. Theresa Yanganswered
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.

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Last updated Apr 20, 2014

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