Ear, Nose & Throat
Otolaryngologists are trained in the medical and surgical management of
diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures
of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists treat conditions affecting:
- The ear, including hearing impariment, infections, disorders that affect
balance, tinnitus, and congenital defects.
- The nose, nasal cavity and sinuses, including congenital defects, trauma
- The throat, including problems that affect speech, singing, eating, swallowing
and digestion and sleep.
Otolaryngologists also treat tumors, cancer, trauma and deformities of
the head, neck, mouth and face. They perform cosmetic and reconstructive
surgeries in these areas. They can also manage problems with nerves in
the head and neck that control the senses - sight, smell, hearing - and