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How are acoustic neuromas diagnosed?

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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