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Tumors of the ear Causes & Risks


The exact cause of an acoustic neuroma is unknown.

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that increases your chances of getting a disease or condition.

Risk factors include:

  • Age: 30 to 60 (average age of diagnosis is 50)
  • History of the disease neurofibromatosis type 2 (for bilateral neuromas only, which are very rare)

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