Is a friend or loved one having more difficulty hearing what you have to say? Are they beginning to lose their balance?
Hearing loss can just be a part of aging, but sometimes it could be due to a more serious issue like an acoustic neuroma.
Acoustic neuroma, also known as a vestibular schwannoma, is a noncancerous tumor that lives on the main nerve in between the inner ear and the brain. The most common first symptom is unilateral (one-sided) hearing loss and ringing in the ear. Other symptoms can include balance issues, dizziness and facial numbness and tingling.
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The cause of an acoustic neuroma is still unknown, but acoustic neuromas occur at the rate of 1 to 2 cases per 100,000 people.
The doctors at the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center of Keck Medicine of USC see more acoustic neuroma cases every year than any other academic medical center. In fact, 40 percent of our patients visit us from out of state – and the results have been amazing!
Visit acousticneuroma.keckmedicine.org to learn more about the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center.
Here are just a few of our case studies:
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If you or someone you know is experiencing – or think you are experiencing the symptoms of an acoustic neuroma, we are here to help. Visit acousticneuroma.keckmedicine.org to learn more about the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center and schedule a free consultation by calling (800) USC-CARE (800-872-2273) or by visiting http://acousticneuroma.keckmedicine.org/educating-patients/free-consultation/