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
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
- 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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