Pronounced: Ah-COO-stic New-ROH-mahEn Español (Spanish Version)
An acoustic neuroma is a tumor that grows on the nerve leading from the brainstem to the ear. This nerve plays a role in hearing and in maintaining your balance. An acoustic neuroma grows slowly. It is a benign tumor, which means it is not cancerous. However, this condition can still cause serious problems.
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Last reviewedJune 2013by Rimas Lukas, MD; Michael Woods, MD
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