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What is the difference between an audiologist and an otolaryngologist?

What is the difference between an audiologist and an otolaryngologist?

Hearing verses ENT: Audiologist tests hearing and dispenses hearing aids. Otolaryngologist is a surgeon who treats disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ent And Head And Neck Surgery (Definition)

Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more


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Should I see an audiologist or an otolaryngologist to check my hearing to see if I have some problem?

Should I see an audiologist or an otolaryngologist to check my hearing to see if I have some problem?

Audiologist: Audiologists do a much more complete exam and can isolate the specific abnormality with hearing, which is helpful to an ENT physician in terms of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If I see an otolaryngologist, what can I expect from his/her examination?

H.E.E.N.T. exam: This can vary greatly depending on symptoms. In general, otolaryngologists focus on the heent (head, eyes, ears, nose, throat) exam, and can often perform specialized in-office exams such as: microscopic otologic exam (detailed ear exam & wax removal), flexible nasopharyngoscopy (fiberoptic nose and throat exam), video stroboscopy (vocal cords exam), or rigid rhinoscopy (exam of nasal passages). ...Read more

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How does an otolaryngologist treat TMJ issues?

How does an otolaryngologist treat TMJ issues?

See an OFP for TMJ: See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation, CT and treatment. They are the experts in facial pain, headaches and TMJ. You need a professional care to avoid future complications. TMJ is a manageable condition. Take care. ...Read more

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How does an otolaryngologist treat tinnitus?

How does an otolaryngologist treat tinnitus?

A full workup: ENT exam, vestibular and balance testing, medication to treat tinnitus, elimination of any medication which may cause these issues and a thorough evaluation of the eardrum with tympanometry. ...Read more

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What is an otolaryngologist?

What is an otolaryngologist?

ENT: An otolaryngologist is what is more commonly known to the public as an ent. Otolaryngologists are head and neck surgeons and are specialized in medical and surgical treatment of ear problems, sinus disease, sleep disorders, facial plastic surgery, head and neck cancer, voice and throat problems, and pediatric problems of the head and neck. ...Read more

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What should I go to an otolaryngologist for?

What should I go to an otolaryngologist for?

Head and neck disorders: Otolaryngologists, also known as ENT (ear, nose, and throat) Surgeons or Head and Neck Surgeons, provide both medical and surgical care for issues involving the head and neck, EXCEPT eyes, brain/spinal cord, and vertebrae. For example, we treat disorders of the ears/hearing, nose, throat, thyroid/parathyroid, voice box (larynx), sinuses, mouth, face, salivary glands, and head and neck cancers. ...Read more

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Is having a rhinoplasty best done by a plastic surgeon or by an otolaryngologist?

Is having a rhinoplasty best done by a plastic surgeon or by an otolaryngologist?

Rhinoplasty surgeons: Both ENT surgeons and plastic surgeons are well-trained in rhinoplasty. You should pick the surgeon who has extensive experience with this area, as there are surgeons in both fields who restrict themselves to reconstructive work only, cosmetic work only, or both. Ask to see before and after photos to make sure that you and your surgeon have the same aesthetic ideal in mind. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can any rhinologists or otolaryngologists do nose job?

Can any rhinologists or otolaryngologists do nose job?

Maybe: All ENT doctore have training in rhinoplasty (nose job) as residents. However, some ENT doctor focus on that area and some do extra training in facial and cosmetic surgery. Best to ask your doctor what their experience is in rhinoplasty, and choose a doctor that does the procedure on a regular business. In almost all surgical specialties, the more frequently you perform a procedure the better th. ...Read more

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I have a chronic sore throat; what will my otolaryngologist do to me?

I have a chronic sore throat; what will my otolaryngologist do to me?

Talk and examine: Surprisingly, there can be many different causes for a chronic sore throat (tonsillitis, post-nasal drip, reflux, allergies, etc). Your otolaryngologist will talk with you in great detail to understand your symptoms. Based on that conversation he will perform a complete head and neck examination to determine the cause of your chronic sore throat. ...Read more

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Should I see an otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon about my deviated septum?

Should I see an otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon about my deviated septum?

Nose doctor: If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist or facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I do if my otolaryngologist wont do anymore surgery to my nose should I see a plastic surgeon?

What can I do if my otolaryngologist wont do anymore surgery to my nose should I see a plastic surgeon?

Nose expectations: Why won't your ENT doctor do anymore surgery? And what are you trying to achieve with more surgery? If you really have obvious deformities, other doctors will have no reservations in accepting you (provided they have the skills to achieve what you expect) but you must find a doctor with great experience in noses since yours has been operated on. ...Read more

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Do thyroid specialists and otolaryngologists treat hyperthyroidism and thyroid cysts. Can they perform surgery if needed?

Do thyroid specialists and otolaryngologists treat hyperthyroidism and thyroid cysts. Can they perform surgery if needed?

Team: Thyroid specialists treat hyperthyroidism but they do not perform surgery. ENTs perform surgeries. Both typically work together on the same pt. ...Read more

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Daily headache.MRI showed bilateral mucous retention cysts or polyps within the maxillary sinuses. could this be cause? worth seeing otolaryngologist?

Daily headache.MRI showed bilateral mucous retention cysts or polyps within the maxillary sinuses. could this be cause? worth seeing otolaryngologist?

See oral surgeon: the polyps you reference probably can cause sinus congestion and sinus pressure. These should be removed by an oral and maxillfacial sx to allow beter breathing and less pressure which may be leading to your head aches. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Audiologists (Definition)

Audiologists are healthcare professionals that provide testing and ...Read more