Munson Health
Acoustic Neuroma

Back to Document

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 occurs, 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



Acoustic neuroma. American Hearing Research Foundation. Available at: . Accessed June 25, 2013.

Acoustic neuroma. Vestibular Disorders Association. Available at: . Accessed June 25, 2013.

Vestibular schwannoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: . Updated June 19, 2013. Accessed June 25, 2013.

What is acoustic neuroma? Acoustic Neuroma Association website. Available at: . Accessed June 25, 2013.


Revision Information