Many acoustic neuroma patients find it helpful to reach out and contact others who are going through the same experience. Free local support groups provide opportunities for networking and assistance with social and personal issues.
Visit the Acoustic Neuroma Association website for contact information on support groups listed by state. In California, support groups are located in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco/Oakland.
Patients also can request information from the ANA about support group leaders and meetings and obtain a free information packet.
If there is no convenient local support group or an ANA member wants to network with patients in other areas, ANA members can access the Willing to Talk list ─ a list of ANA members who have had an acoustic neuroma, have gone through treatment and recovery and are now willing to have their contact information shared as a source of information and support.