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Testimonials

Ruby Gorcey Biblowitz

Ruby Gorcey Biblowitz is a 26-year-old musician and the ability to hear is an absolute necessity in her career. On an average visit to her physician, she told him that she had to use her phone on the opposite ear because she was having difficulty hearing.

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Tara Stanley

Tara Stanley’s two young boys take after her—they’re active and always on the move! When Tara isn’t spending time with her family, she’s incredibly active in her community as a volunteer. Traveling from Indiana to Los Angeles was worth the trip for Tara if it meant she could see the expert team at the USC ... Read More »

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Chris Kelly

Just four days after her surgery, Chris Kelly was walking the beach in Santa Monica. “I really think the best piece of advice I received from the whole team was to keep moving — even when I just wanted to rest and sleep — it really made a big difference in my recovery!” Now, armed ... Read More »

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Ashley Holloway

Gradual hearing loss, ringing in the affected ear, loss of balance and facial numbness are all symptoms of acoustic neuroma. Catching the symptoms early, and seeing your physician when you know something isn’t right, can make all the difference. It did for Ashley Holloway. It’s only been one year since her surgery and she’s already ... Read More »

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Amanda Kutter

Amanda Kutter has two young daughters so when she was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma she knew she needed to find the best possible team to handle her case. Amanda traveled from Missouri to the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center for her surgery, which was a great success. “In my hour of greatest need I felt ... Read More »

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Jon Templeman

“Since my acoustic neuroma surgery in March 2015 I’ve done a half-marathon, lost 40lbs, gained a fair amount of muscle and an enormous amount of motivation for improving my health and well-being. When I was diagnosed with my acoustic neuroma, it felt like my world was falling apart, but I now feel like there is ... Read More »

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Jennifer Kelley

Jennifer Kelley experienced hearing loss, ringing in her ears, vertigo and what she describes as a feeling of fullness. It took multiple doctor visits, developing numbness on the left side of her face and an MRI two years after symptoms presented before she was properly diagnosed with acoustic neuroma. Now, most of her symptoms have ... Read More »

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Donna Erickson

Complications like facial paralysis and eye issues can arise after having surgery to remove an acoustic neuroma and that risk alone made Donna Erickson carefully research her surgeons. Despite getting several opinions on the east coast, Donna knew she had to trust her intuition and travel across the country to the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center ... Read More »

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Adrianna Bowman

Acoustic neuromas usually occur in adults between age 30 and 60, but a failed hearing screening in five-year-old Adrianna Bowman led to a surprising acoustic neuroma diagnosis. The tumor was compressing her brain stem and it was big. She underwent surgery with our world-class surgeons and the renaissance-woman/kindergartener is back to practicing drums, karate, piano ... Read More »

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Bill Burrows

Bill Burrows is an outdoorsmen with an adventurous spirit. He feared his acoustic neuroma diagnosis could be devastating — keeping him from the physical activities and hobbies that he loves most. But, just six weeks after USC Acoustic Neuroma Center specialists performed surgery, Bill was fly-fishing and snow shoeing in Mammoth. Within a few short ... Read More »

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