UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Acoustic Neuroma

Medline NLM definition:  A progressively enlarging tumor within the auditory canal arising from the eighth cranial nerve. This solitary form is usually unilateral, tends to develop later in life, and is not inherited as compared to the acoustic neuromas arising in neurofibromatosis 2.

Acoustic Neuroma: information from Macmillan Cancer Support

Acoustic Neuroma: information from the NHS website

PubMed Medline search on acoustic neuroma

See also our page on brain tumours and our page on hearing disorders

Support Groups

BANA (The British Acoustic Neuroma Association)
The website has been designed and developed by people affected by Acoustic Neuroma using information and data gathered from traceable sources. Relieves the suffering of patients who have been diagnosed as having or have been treated for acoustic neuroma. Promotes and supports research into the treatment and prevention of Acoustic Neuroma.

Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer.  The website has many pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.