Auditory Tumor; Neuroma, Acoustic; Vestibular Schwannoma and Neurofibromatosis
An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous (benign) tumor of the acoustic nerve, which carries sound from the inner ear to the brain. The exact cause usually isn't known. But acoustic neuromas are often associated with neurofibromatosis 2, an inherited disorder characterized by tumors of the cranial and spinal nerves. Acoustic neuromas are one of the most common types of brain tumors.
An ear is an organ used by an animal to detect sound. The term may refer to the entire system responsible for collection and early processing of sound (the beginning of the auditory system), or merely the externally-visible part. Not all animals have ears in the same part of the body.
Acoustic Neuroma as related to Ear
- Acoustic neuroma: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
An acoustic neuroma is a slow-growing tumor of the nerve that connects the ear to the brain. This nerve is called the vestibular cochlear nerve.
- Acoustic Neuroma - Earsite.com
Overview of Acoustic Neuroma What is an acoustic neuroma? An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor that can affect the balance and hearing nerves behind the inner ear.
- Acoustic Neuroma: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and More
WebMD discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments of acoustic neuroma, a benign tumor in the ear area.
- Acoustic neuroma - MayoClinic.com
Acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous (benign) and usually slow-growing tumor that develops on the main nerve leading from your inner ear to your brain.
- Acoustic Neuroma - Dizziness and Balance
Audiogram of patient with large acoustic neuroma on left side, but (nearly) symmetrical hearing. This example shows that symmetrical hearing testing does not always ...
- Acoustic neuroma - National Library of Medicine - PubMed …
The House Clinic is a high volume acoustic neuroma center, with specialized physicians trained to treat this condition, and hundreds of surgeries performed each year.
- Acoustic Neuroma: Symptoms - Hopkins Medicine
What Are Symptoms of an Acoustic Neuroma (AN)? Hearing Loss Tinnitus (Ringing in the ears) Vertigo Imbalance Pressure Facial Weakness & Numbness. Hearing Loss