About Ear Nose Throat (ENT) Specialist
A medical specialist who is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the head and neck, including particularly the ears, nose, and throat sinuses, and other structures. ENT doctors are also called otolaryngologists. Otolaryngology is a surgical specialty and ENTs are trained in the medical and surgical management of disease. Otolaryngologists may see adults and children and treat a variety of conditions, such as hearing loss and ear disorders (e.g., ear infection, dizziness, tinnitus), allergies (e.g., hay fever, seasonal rhinitis), infections (e.g., sinusitis, tonsillitis), injuries, congenital (present at birth) or acquired abnormalities (e.g., cleft palate, cleft lip, deviated septum, drooping eyelids, loss of smell), swallowing disorders (e.g., difficulty swallowing), speech disorders (e.g., hoarseness, laryngitis), benign (non-cancerous) growths and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the nose, sinuses, mouth, throat, larynx, upper esophagus, thyroid gland and parathyroid (e.g., nasal polyps, head and neck cancer), certain nerve disorders (e.g., Bell's palsy) sleep disorders (e.g., sleep apnea, snoring).