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Acoustic Neuromas are non-cancerous tumors found at the skull base that arise from the vestibular nerve which is responsible for hearing and balance. They are rare. In the United States, they are found each year in about 1 in every 100,000 people. These tumors are usually diagnosed in adults in one ear and are not hereditary. Vestibular schwannomas are similar to acoustic neuromas but are rarer still. They can affect both ears or be associated with other benign growths in connection with a genetic disease called neurofibromatosis-2.
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.
Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.