An acoustic neuroma (also known as a vestibular schwannoma) is a benign tumor that originates on the eighth cranial nerve, which connects the inner ear with the brain. This nerve, called the vestibulocochlear nerve, is involved in transmitting sound and sending balance information from the inner ear to the brain. Acoustic neuromas are typically slow growing over a period of years. Although these tumors do not invade the brain, they commonly cause hearing loss and can result in neurological deficits. Acoustic neuromas can also be life threatening if they become large enough to compress the brain stem or cerebellum.
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At the University of Michigan Cochlear Implant Program, one of the oldest programs in the country, we have restored hearing to more than 2,000 children and adults, and our cochlear implant surgeons do nothing but perform ear surgeries.
At the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Michigan Health System, we are on the cutting-edge of diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating patients with diseases of the head and neck, also coordinating with our Comprehensive Cancer Center to expertly treat head and neck cancers.
At Michigan Medicine, our team has decades of combined experience treating tumors and other conditions found in the bottom, or base, of the skull. These tumors can affect sensitive nerves and are often challenging and sometimes dangerous to reach, since they sit under the brain and may be entangled with important nerves and blood vessels.
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