An acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous growth that develops on the eighth cranial nerve. Also known as the vestibulocochlear nerve, it connects the inner ear with the brain and has two different parts. One part is involved in transmitting sound; the other helps send balance information from the inner ear to the brain.
Acoustic neuromas -- sometimes called vestibular schwannomas or neurolemmomas -- usually grow slowly over a period of years. Although they do not actually invade the brain, they can...
If you think you have a hearing problem, you might choose to see an audiologist.
Watchful waiting is when you and
your doctor watch symptoms to see if the health problem improves on its own.
Although hearing loss is not usually dangerous, it can affect your personal
safety. It can also reduce how much you can do in the workplace and at home and
limit you socially. It is important that you talk to your doctor or an audiologist about hearing