An acoustic neuroma is an abnormal growth on the nerve that goes from the ear to the brain. It can cause hearing loss and balance problems. Another name for an acoustic neuroma is vestibular schwannoma. Acoustic neuromas are more common in adults than children. They usually happen in just one ear, but a few people get them in both ears.
Symptoms of an acoustic neuroma include:
Acoustic Neuroma Care at St. Luke’s
The St. Luke’s acoustic neuroma team evaluates patients through a streamlined process that includes initial neurosurgery and neurotology consultations. Dr. Duckworth, St. Luke’s neurosurgery medical director, and Dr. Crawford, Idaho’s only board-certified neurotologist, collaborate to evaluate and treat patients diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma. Consult with your primary care provider for a referral.
We specialize in diagnosing and treating neurological conditions with a variety of surgical options for the brain, back and spine, and peripheral nerves.