Vestibular Schwannoma


Vestibular schwannomas are non-cancerous, benign tumors found at the skull base that arise from the nerve of hearing and balance.  Vestibular schwannomas are found in about 1 in every 100,000 people in the United States each year.  Also known as “acoustic neuromas,” these tumors are usually diagnosed in adults in one ear and are not hereditary.  Less commonly, vestibular schwannomas can affect both ears, or be associated with other benign growths in connection with a genetic disease called neurofibromatosis-2.