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Acoustic Neuroma Support Group

Acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma, is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops on the nerve that connects the ear and the brain. The tumor usually starts growing in the internal auditory canal and presses against the hearing and balance nerves as it grows.

At Stanford, we have treated over 1,000 acoustic neuromas over the last 20 years with surgery and radiosurgery. The Stanford Cyberknife Program is one the most active and experienced Cyberknife programs for acoustic neuromas in the U.S.

If you have been diagnosed with acoustic neuroma and have questions or wish to explore treatment options and coping strategies with other patients and clinical experts, please join us for upcoming Stanford Acoustic Neuroma Support Group meetings.

These free online support group meetings will be co-moderated by acoustic neuroma patients. The meetings consist of 20 minutes speaker presentation, 20 minutes patients' presentations of their own experiences, and open forum for discussion. Also, leading Stanford Neurosurgeon and acoustic neuroma expert Steven D. Chang, MD, will join for a Q&A session at the end of each meeting.

For questions or to register, email

Past Talks

  • Acoustic Neuroma Case Presentation and Panel Discussion Video
  • The Importance of the Facial Nerve in the Symptoms and the Treatment of Acoustic Neuroma Video
  • History of the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acoustic Neuromas Video
  • Watchful Waiting: When is it Reasonable and What are The Advantages and Disadvantages? Video
  • Acoustic Neuroma Panel Discussion Video
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Event Details

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Next Dates: 8/2