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what is the difference between an audiologist and an otolaryngologist?

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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Hearing verses ENT: Audiologist tests hearing and dispenses hearing aids. Otolaryngologist is a surgeon who treats disorders of the ear, nose, and throat.

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What can I expect in an appointment with an ent?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Complete exam: You can expect a complete head and neck exam. For the ear exam, a microscope may be used. For the nasal and throat exam, you may have a telescopic camera exam to look inside. If you have hearing loss or ringing in the ear, you may also expect to get a hearing test during your exam.
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Trying to identify a good ENT surgeon in delhi? Heard nosejobs are cheaper there

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Careful: I rarely think it is good advice to get the cheapest surgery. If you have to travel to delhi, i would spend time and money to find a certified plastics doctor where i know the quality of care is monitored.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can someone with a hearing loss become audiologist?

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Dr. Michael Olds
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Absolutely: Hearing loss does not have to limit your professional options. If you're interested in audiology- go for it.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How do I find out where a board certified otolaryngology doctor is located?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
AMA doctor finder: One way could be to use the ama doctor finder on the internet. Make sure to search by specialty and look for nonmembers of the ama.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a definition of otolaryngology?

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Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
ENT: Oto = ear. Laryn = larynx=voice box implying throat, ology = study of. Used to be otorhinolaryngology with rhino = nose, so otolaryngology is the study of ear, nose and throat diseases. Often the term now is otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, since ents take care of other diseases of the head and neck including diseases of the sinuses, neck, and skull base.
Dr. Michael Wolfe
Dr. Michael Wolfe commented
Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Otolaryngology is the surgical subspecialty dealing with the surgical and medical management of diseases in the head and neck area. Simply speaking, we do most things above the collar bones except eyes, brains, and spines (with a little overlap).
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