The Acoustic Neuroma Association of NZ Inc

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Who are We?
The Acoustic Neuroma Association of NZ is is a mutual-aid group, organised and administered by ex-patients and their families.

We are here to help you and are only a phone call or an e-mail away.

What is an Acoustic Neuroma?
An acoustic neuroma, more correctly called a vestibular schwannoma, is a benign tumour that grows on the eighth cranial nerve. This nerve carries information about hearing and balance from the ear to the brain.

  • An acoustic neuroma is a benign tumor.
  • It can be treated by microsurgical removal, by radiosurgery, or managed by observation.
  • Sometimes the tumor's growth pattern and/or treatment affect nearby cranial nerves and brainstem.

 

 

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