Acoustic neuroma is a rare, noncancerous tumor that develops on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. Because branches of this nerve directly influence balance and hearing, pressure from an acoustic neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and unsteadiness.
Also known as vestibular schwannoma, acoustic neuroma usually grows slowly or not at all. However, in a few cases, it may grow rapidly and become large enough to press against the brain and interfere with vital functions. Treatments for acoustic neuroma include regular monitoring, radiation, and surgery to remove the tumor. We provide a multidisciplinary approach to your care along with neurosurgery and radiation oncology services.