I have nf2 and have had tumors removed on both sides. Thus, both cochleas are gone and both balance nerves severed.I can still walk, but have to be careful in darkness or on uneven terrain.
As I understand it, balance stems from sight, feel, and our internal balance mechanism. Loss of one facet causes us to rely on the others.
I have had three surgeries at St. Vincent. My brother sees Dr. B and likes him well. I see Dr. Friedman, who is great.
Please know that loss of both balance nerves does not mean that you won't be able to walk. I can even run.
Please takr care,