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Acoustic Neuroma Center

Acoustic neuroma is a rare, usually slow-growing tumor of the inner ear, specifically of the eighth cranial nerve that connects the ear to the brain and controls hearing and balance. 

Although they are usually benign, untreated acoustic neuromas can grow and press on the facial nerve or structures of the brain, causing symptoms. These symptoms can mimic those of other conditions, which is why it’s important to get a physician’s diagnosis.

The Johns Hopkins Acoustic Neuroma Center is part of one of the largest brain tumor centers in the world, offering you exceptional expertise in diagnosis and treatment of these tumors. 

To request an appointment, contact the Johns Hopkins Acoustic Neuroma Center at 410-955-6406.

What You Need to Know

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Learn more about acoustic neuroma including different types and how they are diagnosed.

  • Acoustic neuroma is also called vestibular schwannomaneurinoma, or neurilemmoma.
  • These tumors are characterized by an overgrowth of Schwann cells that normally wrap around and support nerve fibers.
  • A growing acoustic neuroma may cause these symptoms:
  • The condition is most common in adults between the ages of 30 and 60, and people with neurofibromatosis type 2.

Patient Resources

Learn more about acoustic neuroma in our Health Library.

Why choose Johns Hopkins for treatment of acoustic neuroma?

Neurosurgeon Rafael Tamargo

Our Team

A multidisciplinary team of doctors and specialists from several departments within Johns Hopkins Medicine ensures comprehensive treatment plans.

Meet Our Physicians:

Neurosurgeons

Brem, Henry
Chaichana, Kaisorn
Jacobson, Jeff
Lim, Michael
Tamargo, Rafael

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Our Treatments

The Acoustic Neuroma Center’s team offers a range of non-surgical and surgical options, as well as newer and minimally invasive procedures such as keyhole brain surgery and translabyrinthine craniotomy.

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Our Patient Care

Coordinated care from diagnosis through rehabilitation supports your safety and optimal recovery.

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Maryland Patients

Please fax your latest MRI reports and referrals (if necessary) to 410-955-8263.
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Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259
Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337

 

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410-464-6713

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