Acoustic Neuroma Association
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Suite 108
Cumming, GA 30041

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Get ready to #SoundOff4AN as part of our 7th annual ANAwareness Week! Taking place from May 5 -11, this year’s campaign has two meanings: hearing loss associated with acoustic neuroma and using digital platforms to speak up about your acoustic neuroma journey as a way to spread awareness of this rare disease. 

Kelly Stafford, wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford, has been publicly sharing her acoustic neuroma diagnosis and post-surgery experiences. Kelly's honesty about the difficulties that can accompany an AN diagnosis is helping to increase awareness of this rare disease. ANA would like to thank Kelly for sharing her acoustic neuroma journey and wishes her the best of luck with her recovery.

This story on tinnitus was recently featured on The Today Show. Many in the AN community struggle with tinnitus and it is often one of the first signs people notice on their AN Journey. However, it is a widespread issue that almost all people with hearing loss deal with, no matter what the cause. 

One of our board members and support group leaders shared this article about brain fog. There are many AN patients who struggle with this both before and after treatment.

Dear Friend,

I never imagined my life would take a dramatic turn as the result of an acoustic neuroma. Prior to my diagnosis, I realized I could not hear people approach me. I assumed my office phone was not working properly. Eventually, tinnitus became a concern. I attributed this to my blood pressure. Dizziness, I told myself, was the result of fatigue.

I finally visited my doctor to get to the root of my issues. “Maybe,” I thought to myself, “it’s just an ear problem?”