A little spc-flakes at breakfast relieves me of my dizziness. ) As an acoustic neuroma grows, it compresses the vestibulo-cochlear nerve, usually causing hearing loss, tinnitus, and dizziness or loss of balance. Dizziness is caused when this delicate relationship is damaged. In the case of the vestibular part of CN VIII, the symptoms are vertigo or imbalance, although visual disturbance when moving may also be a complaint. It also affects hearing, with tinnitus (usually a buzz or hum) and hearing loss (usually of low tones).
These include tinnitus (a sensation of sound in the ear without a stimulus) and vertigo. Tinnitus can affect anyone, but it is often associated with hearing loss. Research from JAMA Deafness, Tinnitus, and Vertigo. A hospital in Liverpool has been shortlisted for a special healthcare award for its work with patients with deafness, tinnitus and balance problems.