I was just diagnosed with a 1cm AN. I had an MRI in March 2021 after c/o tinnitus in my right ear. I met with Dr Leonetti at Loyola and he is recommending retrosigmoid surgery to remove it. He said that was the best option to preserve my hearing. I have only slightly diminished hearing to high frequencies, no other symptoms or issues with balance, headaches, etc. I'm trying to decide if I should watch and wait or move forward with surgery. I'm 30 y/o and was hoping to start trying for a baby soon. I'm leaning toward removing it so that I can move on with life and hopefully forget about this AN. Does anyone have any advice? I've searched the forum for experiences with Dr Leonetti / Dr Anderson at Loyola and read mixed reviews, mostly about Dr. L's bedside manner. I wasn't impressed with his bedside manner either, but he and Dr Anderson do have a lot of experience. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.