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.