Christine House, a mother of two and wife to a New Hampshire firefighter, was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma and had surgery at a prestigious medical center near her home. The surgery was unsuccessful, leading Christine to seek out the best in the field. Her search brought her across the country to Keck Medicine of USC, where she was treated by Steven Giannotta, MD, chair of neurological surgery, and Rick Friedman, MD, PhD, director of the USC Acoustic Neuroma Center.