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What is an acoustic neuroma?

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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.

From: Acoustic Neuroma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: UCLA Health System: "Acoustic Neuroma Brain Tumor." Acoustic Neuroma Foundation: "What Is Acoustic Neuroma?" Acoustic Neuroma Association: "Symptoms of Acoustic Neuroma." American Hearing Research Foundation: "Acoustic Neuroma." Genetics Home Reference: "Neurofibromatosis type 2."





Acoustic Neuroma Association: "Treatment Options."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 4, 2018

SOURCES: UCLA Health System: "Acoustic Neuroma Brain Tumor." Acoustic Neuroma Foundation: "What Is Acoustic Neuroma?" Acoustic Neuroma Association: "Symptoms of Acoustic Neuroma." American Hearing Research Foundation: "Acoustic Neuroma." Genetics Home Reference: "Neurofibromatosis type 2."





Acoustic Neuroma Association: "Treatment Options."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 4, 2018

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