specialize in diseases of the ear, nose and throat
(and so they are often called ENTs). They may perform surgical procedures
on the sinuses, ears, throat, neck and facial plastic surgery.
of ear problems, the Otolaryngologist commonly treats middle ear
infections, particularly in children. They are also experts in
the diagnosis and assessment of different forms of hearing loss. They
can advise on whether a hearing aid will help and, if so, what
kind is most suitable.
treat nasal conditions such as nosebleeds, nasal obstruction, allergic rhinitis
and adenoids. They deal with Eustachian tube obstruction and all the common
inflammatory problems of the para-nasal sinuses that drain into the nose.
Many Otolaryngologists also perform rhinoplasty (cosmetic nose surgery).
throat problems treated by Otolaryngologists are infections of tonsils,
laryngitis, laryngeal paralysis, nodes on vocal cords and cancer.