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Otorhinolaryngology is a surgical subspecialty within medicine that deals with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat and related structures of the neck and head. Often referred to as simply ENT, the physicians who specialize in this field are known as otorhinolaryngologists, otolaryngologists, ENT physicians, ENT surgeons, or head and neck surgeons. Northwestern Memorial Foundation constantly supports the efforts of those in need when it comes to further developing treatments within the ENT field at Northwestern Medicine.

What Is Treated Within ENT?

  • The Ears: Hearing reduction affects one in ten North Americans. The exceptional domain of otolaryngologists is the treatment of ear disorders. They are trained in the surgical and medical treatment of hearing, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve disease, and facial and cranial nerve disorders.
  • The Nose: About 35 million people develop chronic sinusitis every year, which makes it among the most frequent health complaints in the usa. Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the principal skills of otorhinolaryngologists.
  • The Throat: Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal all involve this important area. Also specific to otolaryngologists is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the top aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.
  • The Head and Neck: This centre of the human body includes the important nerves that control sight, smell, hearing, and the face. From the head and neck area, otolaryngologists are trained to deal with infectious diseases, both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face. They perform both plastic and cosmetic surgery.

The special skills of an ENT include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), in addition to structures of the neck and head. Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat and manage specialty-specific ailments in addition to many main care problems in both children and adults, and your help with Northwestern Memorial Foundation is greatly appreciated now more than ever when it comes to continued research and treatment.

Otolaryngologists provide care for a wide range of disorders, including: Hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, as well as sinus and nasal disorders. Otolaryngologists also diagnose head and neck cancers, as well as perform reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery. Hearing disorders and diseases alone are said to affect one out of every 1,000 people, so your generosity can be extremely helpful when it comes to ENT.

ENT Research, Patient Care and Education Donation


Various programs like Northwestern Medicine’s Sinus and Allergy Program in Northwestern Memorial Hospital benefit greatly from your generosity to Northwestern Memorial Foundation. A comprehensive centre for the research and treatment of sinus ailments, you and your family will receive specialist treatment with comprehensive ENT care. This program combines the most up-to-date in technology with nationwide and globally distinguished medical and surgical experts to guarantee the best caliber of medical and surgical services to you and patients with sinus disorder. Furthermore, leading-edge research efforts are progressing the present comprehension of sinus disease with the ultimate aim of enhancing disease prevention and treatment for the future.

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