Acoustic Neuroma

Several times a year, I discover an acoustic neuroma (tumor of the balance or auditory nerve) as a source for hearing loss. These scans show the acoustic tumor that caused this patients hearing loss. Only once has one of these patients been sent by a Hearing Aid Dealer. What happens to their patients with acoustic neuromas? This patient was wearing hearing aids at the time of his presentation.

Tumor adjacent to but not impinging on the brainstem.
The “tail” of he tumor extending into the internal auditory canal can be seen.
Tumor visualized in the perpendicular orientation (axial) image of the MRI scan.