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Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2)

Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) occurs much less frequently than NF1 and are usually result from the development Acoustic Neuromas in both ears.

These benign tumors grow on the eighth cranial nerve, the nerve that is responsible carrying sound and balance information from the inner ear to the brain.
Signs and symptoms most often appear in the adolescent and early adult years and can include:
● Progressive hearing loss
● Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
● Poor balance
● Facial drooping or sagging
● Numbness and weakness in the arms
● Numbness and weakness in the arms