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Acoustic Neuroma Association of NZ Inc

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How Did We Begin?
The Acoustic Neuroma Association of New Zealand (Inc) was formed on 21 September 1991 and grew from an interchange among patients who felt the need for a support and information network.

Why Are We Here?
  • To provide support for patients (and their families) who have experienced an acoustic neuroma or other problems affecting the eighth cranial nerve.
  • To give access to information for patients and family members about acoustic neuroma.
  • To gather information about medical advances and after-treatment care.
  • To furnish information on patient rehabilitation to physicians and health care personnel.
  • To educate the public regarding symptoms suggestive of acoustic neuroma, thus promoting early diagnosis and successful treatment.
  • To form a national network of local support groups.
  • To increase awareness about acoustic neuroma, ANA-NZ, and the resources available within ANA-NZ.

What Do We Do?
  • Provide opportunities for patients to communicate with other patients.
  • Respond to members' non-medical needs.
  • Provide information booklets to patients and other interested people. (A small fee is requested to cover costs.)
  • Has a medical Advisory Committee consisting of medical professionals to liaise with the medical community, encourage appropriate research and advise the association on medical and scientific matters.
  • Promote public education about symptoms which may indicate the presence of these tumours.
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