I was diagnosed last week with 1.6 cm right AN. My symptoms were primarily balance issues, hearing loss and wonky head. My word recognition is 88% and I would like to preserve it for as long as possible. This week I developed tinnitus. I am still in the deciding portion of what I want to do. I live in the Philadelphia area and have gone to Temple and Jefferson. In the next several weeks, I will be going to Penn and Johns Hopkins for their opinions.
So far no one is recommending surgery, but there is disagreement about what kind of radiation I should have. Temple says GAMMA and Dr. Andrews at Jefferson wants to do FSR for 5 weeks as he thinks this will be the best way to preserve my hearing. I am leaning towards FSR, but would like any thoughts, experiences, outcomes. Has anyone had FSR with Dr. David Andrews? I really liked him and he made the most sense to me. Thanks.