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Acoustic neuromas generally grow slowly so the symptoms develop gradually and are easy to miss or misinterpret. The earliest and most common symptoms of an acoustic neuroma are:

  • Loss of hearing in one ear This usually is gradual, but can occur suddenly in 10% of cases.

  • Tinnitus, a ringing, buzzing or noisy sound in the ear when there is no external sound present.

Less common symptoms include:

  • Dizziness or loss of balance

  • Numbness in the face

  • Headache

  • Facial weakness

  • Mental confusion

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