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Acoustic Neuroma Explained – Symptoms, Treatments and Surgery

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Acoustic NeuromaAcoustic neuroma, also called as vestibular schwannoma, is an unusual cause of hearing loss. Usually, it is a noncancerous (benign) but gradual growth of tumor that progresses on the main nerve landing, i.e. eighth cranial nerve. The major function of this cranial nerve is to bridge connection between the inner ear and brain. This cranial nerve is also known as vestibulocochlear nerve and it has two different parts (cochlear nerve and vestibular nerve). Each part performs different roles in hearing; one performs the function of transmitting sound and the other functions to transmit balance or equilibrium information.

As these two parts play a significant role in hearing, growth of an acoustic neuroma tumor can interrupt the balance and hearing; this eventually causes loss of hearing, unsteadiness and ringing in the ear. Although, acoustic neuroma develops very slowly, but there are a few exceptions too. In some cases, it was shown to grow rapidly and became great enoug…

10 Steps to Run an Effective Medical Fundraising Campaign

Effective Medical Fundraising StepsMedical fundraising is the same as other fundraising campaigns – only the objective is to benefit all, and not just a specific group. Here are 10 effective ways to building a medical campaign that funds your needs.

1. Create Sympathetic AwarenessWhether you’re raising funds for cancer research, or want to build a new wing for a children’s hospital, your campaign must generate a great deal of sympathy for your cause. Through Ads, banners, social media inserts, blogs and other media, make sure people see pictures of the patients who will benefit.
2. Know Your Donor BaseWhat draws donors to your program? Where do their sympathies lie? Which demographic is more likely to support your cause? Collect these statistics by studying the responses you get. Then target these groups specifically to get more mileage for your campaign.
3. Be SpecificList exactly what kind of equipment you want for your research, along with costs. If it’s a hospital building you’re con…