Many people with acoustic neuroma first notice changes in their hearing and balance. As the tumor grows, it may press on your brain stem and other cranial (brain) nerves and worsen these symptoms.
The symptoms can include:
- gradual hearing loss on one side
- tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
- vertigo (dizziness)
- loss of balance
- numbness or weakness in the face
- double vision
- nausea and vomiting
If you experience one or more of these symptoms and aren’t sure what’s causing them, contact your doctor.