I'm sorry that you're dealing with so many issues. As you know the bigger tumors outcomes can be the most difficult. You might want to ask your treating doctor about having a EMG done. This test will show how much or how little nerve response and where. We found it very useful during our decision making to have hard numbers to consider. There is also facial retraining that might be helpful. Again, your doctor can direct you in the right direction. it's also important to stay on top of eye issues due to the facial paralysis. Please consider being seen by your eye doctor.
What kinds of problems are you having with the 5th nerve? We found we had to be extra careful with dental issues due to the numbness, dry mouth. Your dentist can provide you with dental aids that will help reduce the chance of dental issues.
There has been some excellent advances made in the area of hearing aids, the BAHA hearing system being one of them. This is another area to bring up to your doctor so you can bounce around ideas. Sometimes the doctors assume we know what's out there, or what's available. when in reality we're so busy dealing with the issues at hand that's it's hard to find a direction.
Please consider contacting the National ANA Office in Cummings, Georgia for the contact person for the support group nearest you. We found our group to be a very valuable source of information and a wonderful source of emotional support.
The ANA info should be on the home page of this site. Please feel free to contact me anytime. my husband has/is dealing with some of the same issues as you.
Thinking of you