I am curious how the appointment went for you both. In my search for a treatment team, I heard Dr. Bruce's name noted among the notables in the southwest for AN issues. I have not seen him and have only second hand reports about him so any information you can share will be greatly appreciated. Hopefully things are not moving so fast that they are getting away from you and your husband. Hopefully the AN was identified early enough that you have time to investigate your options and are not rushed into something at the doctor's convenience. I remember when I was first diagnosed that I was willing to rush into anything. Fortunately my ENT knew that because mine was found when it was really quite small, that I did not have to rush and could take time to research as many options as I cared to to. The hearing on that side was totally gone already so hurrying into something really did not offer any real time benefit so I am a happy member of the "watch and wait" treatment crew. Let us know how things went and I pray only the best for you both.