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Acoustic Neuroma - Incidence / Prevalence

Last Updated on Feb 04, 2017
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Incidence / Prevalence

Acoustic neuroma has a worldwide prevalence of 1 in 100,000 and makes up for approximately 5-10% of all intracranial neoplasms. Out of every 100 primary brain tumours, acoustic neuromas account for about eight. In the USA alone 3000 cases are diagnosed each year.

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Vestibular Schwannoma occurs in both males and females with a slightly greater predisposition towards the latter. The frequency of occurrence is the highest in a middle aged person, particularly in those who are in their fifth and the sixth decade of life.

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shri..gan

very good info. I suffer sudden hearing loss left ear in 1992 and now rt ear in 2007. ENT docs never advise except using hearing aid. I am engineer and was always thining something like this. I used to enjoy classicle music. But now i listen tunes which I know hear distorted. wher can I check up and possibly get help? I am 69 years of age. so....

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