What is NF2?
Neurofibramatosis Type 2 (or NF2) is a rare genetic condition
that leads to the growth of non-cancerous tumours on the linings of
nerves. People with NF2 are very likely to have tumours
affecting the nerve that carries information about their hearing
and balance. This can cause problems with hearing and
balance. Our NF2 clinic is a regional centre providing
specialist assessment and management for individuals with NF2,
working closely with doctors and other health professionals with a
specialist experience of the condition.
What to expect when you visit Audiology?
When you visit the hospital you will visit several departments,
which will include genetics, ENT and Audiology. When you arrive at
the Audiology department, the audiologist will look at your ears
and may do several hearing assessments. These could involve
measuring the quietest levels of sound you can hear and asking you
to repeat back words heard through headphones. This will provide
the doctors with information about your hearing and enable them to
decide with you what the best management options are. We may
also make recommendations about hearing aids if they are suitable