Acoustic Neuroma

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

Important
It is possible that the main title of the report Acoustic Neuroma is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

Synonyms

  • Acoustic Neurilemoma
  • Bilateral Acoustic Neuroma
  • Cerebellopontine Angle Tumor
  • Fibroblastoma, Perineural
  • Neurinoma of the Acoustic Nerve
  • Neurofibroma of the Acoustic Nerve
  • Schwannoma of the Acoustic Nerve

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Acoustic Neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) growth that begins at the 8th cranial nerve, which runs from the brain to the inner ear. Any disruption of the signals sent along the 8th cranial nerve will interfere with hearing and with the patient's balance.
.

Resources

Children's Tumor Foundation: Ending Neurofibromatosis Through Research
95 Pine Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Tel: (212)344-6633
Fax: (212)747-0004
Tel: (800)323-7938
TDD: (212)344-6633
Email: info@ctf.org
Internet: http://www.nf.org

American Tinnitus Association
P.O. Box 5
Portland, OR 97207
United States
Tel: (503)248-9985
Fax: (503)248-0024
Tel: (800)634-8978
Email: tinnitus@ata.org
Internet: http://www.ata.org

Deafness Research Foundation
641 Lexington Avenue, Fl 15
New York, NY 10022-4503
United States
Tel: (212)328-9480
Fax: (212)328-9484
Tel: (866)454-3924
TDD: (888)435-6104
Email: jpizarro@drf.org/
Internet: http://www.drf.org/

Acoustic Neuroma Association
600 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 108
Cumming, GA 30041
USA
Tel: (770)205-8211
Fax: (770)205-0239
Email: info@anausa.org
Internet: http://www.anausa.org

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
3417 Volta Place, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007-2778
United States
Tel: (202)337-5220
Fax: (202)337-8314
Tel: (866)337-5220
TDD: (202)337-5221
Email: info@agbell.org
Internet: http://www.agbell.org

Better Hearing Institute
515 King Street, Suite 420
Suite 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States
Tel: (703)684-3391
Fax: (703)684-6048
Tel: (800)327-9355
Email: mail@betterhearing.org
Internet: http://www.betterhearing.org

NIH/National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (Balance)
National Temporal Bone, Hearing
and Balance Pathology Resource Registry
Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114-3096
Fax: (617)573-3838
Tel: (800)822-1327
TDD: (888)561-3277
Email: TBRegistry@meei.harvard.edu
Internet: http://www.tbregistry.org

Acoustic Neuroma Association of Canada
171A Rink Street, Suite 163
Peterborough
Ontario, K9J 2J6
Canada
Tel: 7804283384
Fax: 7804283909
Tel: 8005612622
Email: info@anac.ca
Internet: http://www.anac.ca

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

Madisons Foundation
PO Box 241956
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Tel: (310)264-0826
Fax: (310)264-4766
Email: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
Internet: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org

American Academy of Audiology
11730 Plaza America Drive, Suite 300
Reston, VA 20190
Tel: (703)790-8466
Fax: (703)790-8631
Tel: (800)222-2336
Email: infoaud@audiology.org
Internet: http://www.audiology.org

For a Complete Report

For a Complete Report

This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ® (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html

related physicians

related services

Bon Secours International| Sisters of Bon Secours USA| Bon Secours Health System

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. Privacy Policy. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.