An acoustic neuroma is a non-cancerous, slow growing tumorfound on the eighth cranial nerve. The majority of people afflicted with this condition is generally 30 years old and younger.  The position of this particular tumor interferes with a person’s ability to hear and balance.  It is often diagnosed by hearing tests and MRI scanning.

Signs and symptoms

  • Gradual Loss of Hearing in One Ear
  • Imbalance
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness and Weakness one on side of the face
  • Headaches


The treatment for an acoustic neuroma is surgical evcision. If untreated, severe complications may result – – from brainstem compression or hydrocephalus.

Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Jill Bressler – Acoustic Neuroma

If we eventually diagnosis an acoustic neuroma, we would refer you for surgical consultation. Our plan would see you through the pre and post-operative stages of the condition with follow-up consults with Dr. Jill Bressler over a period of time. If you or a loved one are having any of these symptoms, call our office and schedule an appointment.