Acoustic neuroma ear exam at Mayo Clinic
A thorough physical exam, including an ear exam, is often the first step in acoustic neuroma diagnosis and treatment.
Acoustic neuroma is often difficult to diagnose in the early stages because signs and symptoms may be subtle and develop gradually over time. Common symptoms such as hearing loss are also associated with many other middle and inner ear problems.
After asking questions about your symptoms, your doctor will conduct an ear exam. Your doctor may order the following tests: