SandsClinic

This is a non-cancerous nerve tumour. It's also known as a vestibular schwannoma. They are most common in adults aged 30-60.

Presentation

Hearing loss that usually only affects one ear.

tinnitus (hearing sounds that come from inside the body)

vertigo (the sensation that you are moving or spinning)

persistent headaches with or without blurred vision

numbness, pain, or weakness on one side of the face

problems with limb co-ordination (ataxia) on one side of the body

Treatment

Non-cancerous hence if not causing many issues could just be monitored. Might need surgical intervention.

When do you get in touch with Sandsclinic?

If you have any of the above symptoms, you could have some investigations done like an MRI to confirm the diagnosis and an appropriate referral to an ENT doctor.