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Acoustic neuromas (also called vestibular schwannomas) are low-grade tumours of the nerve that connects the brain and ear (eighth cranial, or auditory, nerve). They start in the cells that make up the nerve sheath or protective covering around nerves (Schwann cells). These tumours are most commonly found at the base of the brain, where the auditory nerve enters the inner ear from the skull.
Treatment options for acoustic neuroma may include: