What is an Acoustic Neuroma?


Acoustic neuromas, also known as vestibular schwannomas, are benign tumors of the 8th cranial nerve (vestibulocochlear nerve) that helps to transmit sound and balance information from the ear to the brain.

Understanding Risk Factors of Acoustic Neuromas

The only well-known risk factor is NF2, or neurofibromatosis, but this is a rare condition.

Symptoms of Acoustic Neuromas

Symptoms of an acoustic neuroma include loss of hearing in the ear or feeling of "fullness" in the ear affected. Balance changes, vertigo, facial weakness, taste changes and headaches can also be symptoms.

Diagnosis of Acoustic Neuroma


Treatment Option for Acoustic Neuroma at Premier Cancer Center:


Most Common Side Effects of Radiation Therapy to Acoustic Neuroma

• Fatigue
• Headache