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Life Insurance

Life Insurance for people who have had an acoustic neuroma may be available at standard terms, provided that surgical removal has occurred and there are no lasting symptoms associated with the condition. The insurer that you approach will probably want to see a report from your GP to confirm the severity of the condition, time since surgery and your general health since the operation.

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Critical Illness Cover

Critical Illness Cover for those who have had an acoustic neuroma will typically be available at normal terms, a few years after surgery has taken place provided that there are no lasting complication. As with Life Insurance, the insurer will want to see a report from your GP to confirm all the details regarding your medical history. This is a standard process and should cause you no concern.

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Income Protection

If you have had an acoustic neuroma Income Protection may be available a few years after surgery has taken place, provided that there are no lasting complications from the operation or condition. In general any policy terms that you are offered will likely involve a small premium loading. For this cover the insurer will again want to speak with your GP and will be interested in any time off work you have had due to your medical history.

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Possible Effects on Lifestyle

Some potential problems experienced by individuals who have acoustic neuroma include:

  • Persistent headaches
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarse voice
  • Numbness or pain on one side of the face
  • Double vision
  • Facial paralysis following surgery
  • Earache

Medications and Treatments

  • Computerised tomography (CT) scan
  • Hearing tests
  • Magnetic resonance imaging scan (MRI)
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Surgery

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Summary definition

Acoustic neuromas are benign brain tumours, which mean that they are a non-cancerous growth that develops in the brain. Acoustic neuromas develop slowly over a number of years and eventually cause issues with a persons hearing and balance. Acoustic neuromas are monitored to determine if they begin to grow too large at which point surgery and/or radiosurgery are likely to be performed. It is possible for acoustic neuromas to return after treatment.

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