(Neurilemoma; Vestibular Schwannoma; Acoustic Schwannoma)
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- History of neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2)
- Family history of NF2
- Long term exposure to very loud sounds
- Gradual hearing loss in one ear with near normal hearing in the other ear
- Decrease in sound discrimination, especially when talking on the telephone
- Ringing in the affected ear—tinnitus
- Balance problems
- Facial numbness and tingling
- Weakness of the facial muscles on the side of the tumor
- Auditory brainstem response test
Acoustic Neuroma Association http://www.anausa.org
American Academy of Audiology http://www.audiology.org
Canadian Academy of Audiology http://www.canadianaudiology.ca
The College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
Acoustic neuroma. American Hearing Research Foundation. Available at: http://american-hearing.org/disorders/acoustic-neuroma. Updated October 2012. Accessed May 29, 2014.
Acoustic neuroma. Vestibular Disorders Association. Available at: http://vestibular.org/acoustic-neuroma. Accessed May 29, 2014.
Vestibular schwannoma. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated February 21, 2014. Accessed May 29, 2014.
What is acoustic neuroma? Acoustic Neuroma Association website. Available at: http://www.anausa.org/index.php/overview/what-is-acoustic-neuroma. Accessed May 29, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 05/2014 -
- Update Date: 00/52/2014 -