Acoustic Neuroma Association
600 Peachtree Parkway
Suite 108
Cumming, GA 30041

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ANA Board Vice-President Neil Donnenfeld is working hard in his own neighborhood to battle noise pollution and fighting for those suffering from hearing loss and hyperacusis, an extreme sensitivity to sound.

Have you visited our research page lately? The Acoustic Neuroma Association posts information about acoustic neuroma medical studies and trials which may be of interest to acoustic neuroma patients or caregivers. These listings are provided as a convenience only and are not to be considered an endorsement or recommendation by ANA.

June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness month.

Many AN patients deal with migraines both before and after treatment. This can be especially tricky in the workplace.

Noisy restaurants and crowded rooms make it hard for anyone to hear, but they can be particularly difficult for those dealing with single-sided deafness. Trying to understand a conversation with a lot of background noise is exhausting, and can sometimes seem next to impossible. There is also the issue of protecting whatever hearing remains, which is different for each person with an acoustic neuroma. Potentially loud situations often make people in the AN community say they'd rather stay home.

The following article was published in the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving newsletter. It is an important reminder for all caregivers to take care of themselves, too.

HOW STRESS AFFECTS YOUR HEALTH

Your body responds to stressful situations by releasing certain types of hormones. As the level of stress hormones in your body increases, it begins to affect different organs. These hormones can damage your heart, stomach, and liver, and it can affect your emotions.