Acoustic Neuroma


Your Personalized Treatment Plan

Do not limit your treatment options only to the nearest hospital.
We offer the most effective, quick and affordable treatment for acoustic neuroma,
thanks to the world’s largest hospital network.

An acoustic neuroma is a type of non-cancerous (benign) brain tumour. It’s also known as a vestibular schwannoma. A benign brain tumour is a growth in the brain that usually grows slowly over many years and does not spread to other parts of the body.

Acoustic neuromas grow on the nerve used for hearing and balance, which can cause problems such as hearing loss and unsteadiness. They can sometimes be serious if they become very large, but most are picked up and treated before they reach this stage.

Acoustic neuromas tend to affect adults aged 30 to 60 and usually have no obvious cause, although a small number of cases are the result of a genetic condition called neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2).

Complete Recovery

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No Waiting Lists

Leading Surgeons

Private treatment in our hospital network allows you skip waiting lists while at the same time reducing the costs treatment considerably, up to 50% cheaper, in countries that are just a short flight from home. The countries listed below make excellent choices with modern hospitals and well-trained English speaking surgeons.

Our medical consultants will advise you on the best choice for your acoustic neuroma in one of our leading hospitals. We will evaluate your current condition, expectations and other related factors, and offer you the most suitable option, respecting your health and the individual needs of your body and lifestyle. Your health is unique and so should be your solution.

Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma

Your healthcare provider will discuss your treatment options with you. Your treatment plan will depend on:

  • Tumor size and location.
  • Your age and overall health.
  • Degree of damage to your hearing and balance nerves.

Treatment options include:

  • Observation: If the tumor is small, not growing and not causing any symptoms, your healthcare provider may recommend monitoring the tumor but not actively treating it. You will have regular MRI scans to see if the tumor is growing. If it does grow or cause symptoms, your provider can quickly switch to active treatment.
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery: For small and medium tumors, this approach may stop tumor growth. You receive a single high dose of targeted radiation therapy, delivered directly to the tumor. This approach limits the amount of radiation that affects surrounding, healthy tissues. You will need ongoing scans during treatment to watch for any tumor growth.
  • Microsurgery: This type of surgery uses instruments designed to operate on small, delicate areas. The goal is to remove as much of the acoustic neuroma as possible while preserving your facial nerve function. Surgery is the only treatment option that permanently removes the tumor. In some cases, surgeons can preserve your hearing, though not always. The smaller the tumor, the more likely it can be removed and hearing preserved.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation therapy: Sometimes, surgery involves removing parts of nerves that control balance. Vestibular rehabilitation is therapy that helps you compensate for losing those nerves and the functions they manage.

Complications of Acoustic Neuroma