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It is possible that the main title of the report Acoustic Neuroma is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
- acoustic neurilemoma
- acoustic neurinoma
- fibroblastoma, perineural
- neurinoma of the acoustic nerve
- schwannoma of the acoustic nerve
- vestibular schwannoma
- neurofibroma of the acoustic nerve
An acoustic neuroma, also known as a vestibular schwannoma, is a rare benign (non-cancerous) growth that develops on the eighth cranial nerve. This nerve runs from the inner ear to the brain and is responsible for hearing and balance (equilibrium). There is no standard or typical pattern of symptom development, although hearing loss in one ear (unilateral) is the initial symptom in approximately 90 percent of cases. Additional findings include ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and dizziness. The symptoms of an acoustic neuroma occur from the tumor pressing against the eighth cranial nerve and disrupting its ability to transmit nerve signals to the brain. An acoustic neuroma is not cancerous (malignant); it does not spread to other parts of the body. The reason an acoustic neuroma forms is unknown.
Vestibular Disorders Association
PO Box 13305
Portland, OR 97208-4467
Children's Tumor Foundation
95 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-4002
American Tinnitus Association
522 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97207
Deafness Research Foundation
363 Seventh Avenue,10th Floor
New York, NY 10016-3904
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place NW
Washington, D.C. 20007-2778
Better Hearing Institute
1444 I Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
31 Center Drive, MSC 2320
Communication Avenue. Bethesda, MD 20892-3456
Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada
162 Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre
Edmonton Alberta, T6C 4N6
Tel: (780) 428-3384
Fax: (780) 465-0339
Tel: (800) 561-2622
British Acoustic Neuroma Association
Oak House B
Ransom Wood Business Park
Southwell Road West
Nottinghamshire, Intl NG21 0HJ
Tel: 01623 632143
Fax: 01632 635313
Tel: 0800 652 3143
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
American Academy of Audiology
11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190
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