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.