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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 10 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. Michael Armstrong
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Acoustic neuroma: It is a benign tumor of the hearing and balance nerve. It can compress the nerve and cause hearing loss. Usually diagnosed by an MRI exam, it can now be treated non-surgically with a gamma knife.
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Benign tumor: Acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that usually originates from the vestibular(balance) nerve. Treatment options include observation, surgery, or radiation depending on the symptoms, age of the patient, and growth of the lesion. See a neurotologist for full evaluation or a neurosurgeon that deals with these lesions on a regular basis.
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Acoustic neuroma: An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous growth that develops on the eighth cranial nerve. Also known as the vestibulocochlear nerve, it connects the inner ear with the brain and has two different parts. One part is involved in transmitting sound; the other helps send balance information from the inner ear to the brain. http://www.webmd.com/brain/acoustic-neuroma-causes-symptoms-treatments#2

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What cause balance problem except acoustic neuroma?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 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.

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