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Acoustic Neuroma Symptoms

Symptoms of acoustic neuroma vary from person to person. They may include:

  • Hearing loss in one ear, which may happen suddenly or develop slowly
  • Tinnitus (ringing sound) in one ear
  • Feeling of fullness in one ear
  • Dizziness, balance problems or unsteadiness (rare)

The symptoms often develop slowly, and they often are mistaken for normal changes of aging.

You should see your doctor if you have:

  • Any type of hearing loss or change
  • Ringing in one ear that lasts for a couple of months or longer

These symptoms usually do not mean you have acoustic neuroma. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma, we’re here to help. Call 1-877-632-6789 to make an appointment or request an appointment online.

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  • 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

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