If you having tinnitus but no hearing loss, So it’s very rare you have an acoustic neuroma. At the point when a man with tinnitus visits their ENT for help, the initial phases of diagnosis are regularly an audiological examination. And a request for an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). The MRI is performed to find out the possibility of an acoustic neuroma as well as other natural causes of the tinnitus.
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Hearing loss:- Some degree of deafness is reported in most people suffering from the acoustic neuroma. This is so because a tumor is produced from the nerve of hearing and balance. However, sometimes the hearing loss may not be apparent in the early stages or may be reported in an ear.
Acoustic neuromas have regularly referred an ENTs as Vestibular Schwannomas(usually grows slowly over a period of years). They ordinarily start from the Schwann cells covering the vestibular nerve. They are uncommon, non-dangerous developments that happen on the eighth cranial nerve leading from the brain to the internal ear. These are slowly developing, growing over many years, and are not dangerous. They don’t spread but keep developing from the point where they started.
The Vestibular Nerve is liable for sending and receiving, hearing and balance information between the inner ear and the brain.
The eighth cranial nerve consists of two sections; one carrying sound and the other carrying balance data to the brain. These never lie beside the facial nerve. They go through a small canal called the inner auditory canal that is just 0.8″ long. In this canal, acoustic neuromas start.
In any chance that they develop largely in size, they will become out of the inner auditory canal and also begin to press against the brain. This is the place they can dangerous as they finally cause extreme pressure on the brain stem.
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Headaches and Confusion
- Taste changes and facial weakness
- Clumsiness and Instability
- Loss of balance
- Ringing in the affected ear
Side effects of acoustic neuroma involve moderate hearing loss (essentially on one side only). Such as tinnitus and, in intense cases, facial numbness. A serious increment in intracranial pressure may bring headaches.
Fortunately, acoustic neuromas are extremely rare. It is approximate occur one out of one thousand individuals, it will develop an acoustic neuroma. In patients with one-sided hearing loss and tinnitus, people trust that only a single person affects in one thousand has an acoustic neuroma. But, according to as a result of this probability, patients who had hearing loss and tinnitus, particularly one-sided tinnitus, are regularly checked the possibility.
When to see your doctor
It’s important to see your doctor if you are hearing the loss in one ear, ringing in your ear or feel troubles with your balance. Early diagnosis of an acoustic neuroma can help in preventing a tumor from growing severely, such as total hearing loss or the life-threatening buildup of fluid within your scalp.