Vestibular Schwannoma – Science Meets Real Life

Adrienne Brodeur
Adrienne Brodeur -writer for the New York Times living with a Vestibular Schwannoma

Let Me Introduce You

This week’s blog required little writing, but it does require some reading. Today, I am going to play information matchmaker.   Sometimes it’s who you know, not what you know.

I wrote a blog here several months ago about the options available to people if they are diagnosed with an Acoustic Neuroma or Vestibular Schwannoma.

A few weeks ago, I came across an excellent article in the New York Times Private Lives section called Literal Balance, Life Balance by Adrienne Broduer. She is a writer living with a Vestibular Schwannoma.  I hope reading both articles together can help gain a perspective of how science and real life mingle.

So, with no further hesitation, let me introduce you.

Science, meet Real Life.


Real Life, meet Science


I hope the two of you find that you have a lot in common and can form a mutually beneficial relationship.


Click on Real Life to see Ms. Broduer’s article, then click on Science to read my blog on treatment options.







About Alan Desmond

Dr. Alan Desmond is the director of the Balance Disorders Program at Wake Forest Baptist Health Center, and holds an adjunct assistant professor faculty position at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. In 2015, he received the Presidents Award from the American Academy of Audiology.