Ear, Nose and Throat
What is a ENT Doctor?
An Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist (ENT), or an Otolaryngologist, is a medical doctor that is trained in disorders and conditions relating to the head and neck region of your body. If you have a problem related to your ear, nose, or throat, you may need to see an ENT physician.
An ENT Specialist has graduated from a medical school, completed at least five years of specialty training, and passed a board-certified exam through the American Board of Otolaryngology.
ENT Doctors offer expert medical help with :
- Myringotomy and Tubes
- Ear disease management
- Advanced hearing testing for infants, children, and adults
- Hearing aids/ Assistive listening devices
- Head and neck cancer surgery
- Nasal surgery
- Management of sinus disease including endoscopic sinus surgery
- Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
- Thyroid Gland disorders including surgery
- Allergy testing and treatment (allergy sublingual drops or allergy injections)
- Sleep Studies and C-PAP treatment
Hearing loss affects many people in America…1 out of 10 to be exact. ENTs are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus (ringing of the ears), ear infections, balance disorders.
Approximately 35 million people develop chronic sinusitis every year. It’s one of the most common health complaints in the U.S. Treatment of the sinuses, and nasal cavity is one of an ENT’s first skills. Nose problems can include allergies, smell disorders, nasal obstructions (due to a deviated septum) and polyps.
Communication and eating all involve this vital area of the head. Ear, nose, and throat doctors are experts in managing diseases of the throat. Some issues include your larynx (voice box) and esophagus affecting voice or swallowing.
Head and Neck Treatment
Sight, smell, hearing, and facial features are included in this area of your body. ENTs are trained to treat infections, benign and malignant tumors, and trauma to the face.