Hello folks. I have had tinnitus in my left ear since April this year when I had middle ear effusion. Now, in August I am also having facial numbness on the same side.The numbness is on and off. Tinnitus 24/7 and extremely LOUD. I am only just starting to habituate after having a breakdown over it. My Doctor says he is concerned about that combination of symptoms. I tried an MRI IAM scan but panicked and failed to complete. Is it possible that this tinnitus and numbness are NOT acoustic neuroma? That is my fear, that I have a tumour. I am terrified. Thank you for any advice.