A qualified ear, nose and throat specialist, or ENT focuses on medical issues concerning the ear, nose and throat. Ear disorders may include hearing impairment, infections or disorders that affect one’s balance. Chronic nose problems may include anything to do with nasal cavities, sinuses and/or even problems concerning the sense of smell, breathing and even physical appearance. Individuals experiencing conditions that affect speech, eating or swallowing, and sometimes digestion could qualify as a throat ailment.
Additionally, did you know that an ENT’s role also encompasses issues surrounding the head and neck that are ENT related? These may include diseases or tumors, trauma or possibly deformities of the head, neck and face.
So – when is it time to see an ear, nose & throat specialist?
Symptoms and Conditions of the Ears, Nose and Throat may include:
Problems with Smell
Sinus Problems or Infections
Chronic Sore Throat
Reflux (GERD or LPR)
Tonsil or Adenoid Infection
If you are experiencing any of these, a full examination of the ears, nose and throat is highly recommended. We’re here to help and encourage you to ask your family doctor for a referral or call us directly!