Welcome, you've found a great place to be...
Hopefully you've had time to start searching and browsing posts...lots of good information, ideas, opinions, sources, etc.
If you havent already, you might want tol contact Acoustic Neuroma Association and request their free packet of materials...it is worth reading and re-reading. They have a Willing To Talk list of those patients/caregivers/supporters who are willing to talk via phone or email...one of the first folks I contacted via phone has turned out to be one of my biggest pillars of support. And the responses you get here on the forum will be great sources for thought and support and laughter...you'll see ==just wait till you start getting responses/welcomes to your posts!!!
Take your time, talk to several physicians, get several opinions from those who will actually look at your MRIs. You will eventually find someone who "clicks" with you...I finally did, and he is one of the ones who encouraged me to check with other docs, to research, to use the ANA site, and to wait until I had some time to process everything that was happening. It took me 3+ months to get to the point where I felt comfortable making a decision. That will vary for you, as it did for each of us on this forum. You're going to find that this forum definitely encourages you to be comfortable with what you decide..you actually do have time on your side with an acoustic neuroma in the majority of cases, so get comfortable and start learning all you can..it will ease a lot of the discomfort and anxiety.
Again, welcome to the journey!!
I too cant hear the ocean anymore in my right ear, but I can and will always remember it in my heart. Maybe not the greatest consolation, but it helps to know that we have resources inside of us (and around us) that we can draw upon in times like this.