How are acoustic neuromas diagnosed?

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Acoustic neuromas can be hard to diagnose because their symptoms are commonly associated with other ear problems. For that reason the doctor may do an ear exam and request a scan. Scans that can show images of an acoustic neuroma are magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT). Other tests that a doctor may request are as follows: hearing test; electronystagmography (ENG), which assesses nerve function and balance; and brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER), which checks nerve function and hearing.

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