My mother has NF and MS, and my grandmother died of ALS. Over the last year I have noticed the hearing in my left ear worsen. I had an audiogram last week and the results showed 30% loss so they scheduled a MRI. I don't have any signs of NF, but I just know I have AN, I don't know why, but it all fits. I have terrible migranes, I have had problems with vertigo most of my adult life, and inner ear problems. My family is probably a walking case study for some doctor. My younger sister has problems with vertigo but no problems with hearing loss yet. If I am diagnosed with AN this week should I also be worried about my sister? Does my situation sound familiar to anyone else...by the way, this is a great site, there isn't a support group listed for VA so this is really the only place I can go.