Acoustic Neuroma – Mayo Clinic

Dr. Michael Link, a Mayo Clinic neurosurgeon, describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for acoustic neuroma. Visit for more information on care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment.

Acoustic neuroma is a rare, benign tumor that arises from the hearing imbalance nerve. It affects 2 to 4 people per 100,000.

Symptoms may include hearing loss, balance issues, vertigo, facial numbness, and/or swallowing trouble. Dr. Link outlines the various treatment options for acoustic neuromas, including surgical approaches and focused radiation.

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