Acoustic Neuroma Clinic

Our Experts See Patients with Conditions or Symptoms that Include:

  • Difficulty in balancing
  • Dizziness
  • Facial paralysis
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)


  • Acoustic neuroma is a slow-growing benign tumor that occurs in the internal auditory canal.
  • Left unchecked, this tumor is life-threatening and may eventually press against the brainstem.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is one of the few centers nationwide with an excellent record for the successful removal of acoustic neuromas without causing significant facial paralysis or hearing loss.

  • In some cases, it is possible to treat an acoustic neuroma with radiation therapy, but the most preferred method is microsurgery.
  • This delicate procedure involves removing the tumor while keeping as much of the surrounding nerve tissue to prevent hearing loss or facial paralysis.

Care Team

Physician, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery