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Acoustic Neuroma

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by Badash M

(Neurilemoma; Vestibular Schwannoma; Acoustic Schwannoma)



The first symptoms of an acoustic neuroma include:
As the neuroma gradually grows larger, symptoms may include:
  • Balance problems
  • Facial numbness and tingling
  • Weakness of the facial muscles on the side of the tumor
If headaches or mental confusion occur, the tumor may be life threatening. Call your doctor right away.


Acoustic Neuroma Association

American Academy of Audiology



Canadian Academy of Audiology

The College of Family Physicians of Canada



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What is acoustic neuroma? Acoustic Neuroma Association website. Available at: Accessed August 8, 2014.


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