Acoustic Neuroma Prevention and Screening
Acoustic Neuroma Screening
Screening exams are important medical tests done when you’re at risk but don’t have symptoms. They help find disease at its earliest stage, when the chances for successful treatment are highest.
While there are no routine screening tests for acoustic neuroma, you should ask your doctor if regular hearing tests are recommended.
Acoustic Neuroma Risk Factors
The cause of acoustic neuroma is not known. Neurofibromatosis type 2, a genetic disorder, can lead to acoustic neuroma formation in a small number of cases.
If you are concerned about this inherited family syndrome, we offer advanced genetic testing to let you know your risk.
Although there are theories that exposure to loud noise, head and neck radiation, or use of cellular phones may increase likelihood of acoustic neuromas, none of these have been scientifically proven.
If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-MDA-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.
Acoustic Neuroma Prevention
Since the causes of acoustic neuroma are not known, there are no known ways to prevent it.
Research shows that many cancers can be prevented if people applied everything known about cancer prevention to their lives. Visit the Prevention section of our website to find out steps you can take to avoid cancer.
Why Choose MD Anderson?
- Team approach to complex disorder
- High level of experience with acoustic neuroma
- Comprehensive, coordinated care for acoustic neuroma
- Most advanced treatments, including surgery and Gamma Knife radiosurgery
- Full range of professional services including audiology, speech and swallowing