Acoustic neuroma is a noncancerous tumor that forms on the acoustic nerve when normal nerve cells reproduce uncontrollably. The growth usually begins on the lining of the nerve where it runs through the internal auditory canal, a short, bony canal at the base of the brain. The tumor can affect hearing, balance and facial muscles.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by acoustic neuromas. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. These advanced techniques preserve hearing and facial nerve function more effectively than conventional treatments and often result in less damage to brain tissue. Recovery times also are shorter.