I know this is uncommon. Has anyone else experienced this or know someone who did? I had the bigger (2.5cm) tumor removed on July 1st, 2015. I still can't move that side of my face, and I'm completely deaf in that ear with a loud tinnitus. The surgeon said he kept both the hearing and facial nerves intact, and promised me they would both come back. I understand i need to be patient, but it makes me very worried since I'll need to have the other tumor removed within a year. My biggest fears is that I will be deaf in both ears and not ever be able to smile again. Any experiences or advice would be greatly appreciated.