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Acoustic neuromas are caused by a genetic malfunction that makes the cells covering the vestibular nerve reproduce uncontrollably. At times, the genetic change is inherited from parents, a disorder called type 2 neurofibromatosis. People with this disorder typically develop acoustic neuromas on both sides of their heads.
Clinical trials evaluate new approaches, devices, or medications in the treatment of acoustic neuromas. Ask your doctor or clinical trials coordinator about available trials that may be additional options for your care.
To learn more about the clinical trials we offer, contact Maria Coburn at 650-736-9551.