Symptoms of an acoustic neuroma in the initial stages can often be subtle. Many people disregard several symptoms such as loss of hearing, dizziness, normal changes associated with aging etc, thereby extending the diagnosis. If you are subjected to loss of hearing and balancing, here are pointers that will help you know when to consult your doctor.
These are some signs and symptoms of acoustic neuroma, but they can be caused by many other middle and inner ear problems as well. If you have any of the above symptoms, consult your doctor for a diagnosis and its appropriate treatment. Your doctor, after examining you (and if needed, after tests, can diagnose the cause of the symptoms in your body and treat them appropriately.
Consult a doctor immediately
Symptoms such as clumsiness, clumsy gait and mental confusion may be caused if the pressure on the brain rises. These are serious problems that need urgent medical consultation and treatment.
Who To Consult
Consult your family doctor or a general practitioner. If your doctor suspects acoustic neuroma or some other type of problem, you may be referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist (otolaryngologist), a neurologist, a neurosurgeon or an otolaryngologist (a doctor who specializes in neurological surgeries and is called a neurotologist).
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