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Detection Screening

​Your healthcare provider may suspect an acoustic neuroma based on your medical history, exam on your nervous system, or tests.

Sometimes the following symptoms help detection:

  • Decreased hearing on one side

  • Decreased feeling on one side of the face

  • Droopiness of one side of the face

  • Balance issues

  • Loud ringing of the ear

  • Headaches

  • Vomiting

Useful tests to tell the tumor apart from vertigo or dizziness:

  • Hearing test

  • Visit to the ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Doctor to test your equilibrium and balance as well as test your hearing and brainstem function

The most helpful test to determine an acoustic neuroma: 

  • MRI of the brain (with and without contrast)