Support Groups

Acoustic Neuroma Association —

This forum is intended to be a “Patient-to-Patient” resource for group support of issues relating to acoustic neuroma.

Bell’s Palsy

The purpose of the Forums is to share support, information and experience regarding Bell’s Palsy.

There is also a Chat Room– Bell’s Palsy & Facial paralysis chats are scheduled weekly for Sundays at 3:00PM and Weekday mornings at 9:00AM (times are EST; in the UK add 5 hours).

Neurofibromatosis Type 2

Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2) is a genetic disorder that strikes every 1 in 25,000 people. It can be inherited or spontaneous and does not discriminate based on race, sex or even environment. While the disorder is not completely rare, it is rare enough that the average person with NF2 may encounter few, if any, other people with NF2 in their lifetime.

The NF2 Crew was formed to address this issue, members correspond with and meet others with NF2 from around the globe. A most often heard phrase from new members ls, “I didn’t think anyone else was like me, I fit in here!” We exchange everything from information on treatments and research to trivia and jokes. One of our goals is accessibility and we offer a variety of Internet-based communication mediums.


The American Tinnitus Association’s Support Network consists of dedicated support group facilitators and help network volunteers across the country. These volunteers provide compassion, support, experience, and perspective, as well as valuable resources for treating your tinnitus.

While support groups are not yet available in all states, you are welcome to contact help network volunteers regardless of location. As lines of communication are opened, savvy and meaningful support is closer than ever before, no matter where you live!