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An acoustic neuroma (or vestibular schwannoma) is a brain tumour which is benign and in most (but not all) cases usually slow growing.
The cells that form an acoustic neuroma are called '
The diagnosis of acoustic neuroma is usually made after a patient reports one-sided hearing loss, balance problems or tinnitus and the appropriate tests are carried out to locate the cause. CT and MRI scans are used to make the final diagnosis.
Acoustic neuromas are found most often in older people.