Is a friend or loved one having more difficulty hearing? Are they beginning to lose their balance?
Hearing loss can just be a part of aging, but sometimes it can be caused by 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.
The cause of an acoustic neuroma is still unknown, but the condition occurs at the rate of one to two cases per 100,000 people.
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