What are the symptoms associated with acoustic neuromas?

Acoustic neuromas often present with the following symptoms:

  • Gradual hearing loss over months or years.
  • Tinnitus, characterized by a ringing sound in the affected ear.
  • Loss of balance or a sensation of unsteadiness.
  • Dizziness.
  • Facial numbness, and in rare cases, weakness or loss of muscle movement.
  • In rare instances, acoustic neuromas can grow large enough to compress the brainstem, posing a life-threatening risk.