Chapter 7: Information Sources

Section 3: Specific Disabilities – Information Sources

Subsection: Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma Association (ANA)


An acoustic neuroma (sometimes termed a neurolemmoma or schwannoma) is a benign (non-cancerous) tissue growth that arises on the eighth cranial nerve leading from the brain to the inner ear. ANA is a patient member organization, providing information and support to persons diagnosed with or treated for acoustic neuroma and other benign tumors of the cranial nerves. The Acoustic Neuroma Association publishes a quarterly newsletter, distributes patient information booklets, presents a biennial national symposium, provides access to a network of local support groups and maintains this website for patient information and discussion.

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