Ear Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)

Otolaryngology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the ear, nose and throat (ENT) for adult and pediatric patients. Physicians are often referred to as ENT specialists. ENT specialists work closely with physicians of many medical specialties including plastic surgery, dermatology, radiation therapy, oncology and oral surgery.

Otolaryngology Programs

General ENT, Allergy and Sinus 
This program offers diagnosis and treatment for complicated allergy, asthma and sinus conditions. This includes allergy-desensitization shots, cosmetic nose surgery, external and middle-ear surgery and non-invasive treatment for snoring.

Hearing and Balance Program
This program offers care to adults and children with disorders of the ear and conditions that affect hearing, balance and facial paralysis. ENT specialists treat a diverse range of patients and disorders, including infants with hearing loss, toddlers with chronic ear infections and adults suffering from imbalance problems and vertigo.The staff coordinates with teams in neurology, geriatrics, head and neck surgery, craniofacial surgery and speech pathology.

Speech and Swallow Program
This program treats conditions affecting speech, language, voice, fluency and swallowing.

Head and Neck Cancers Program
This program offers early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer involving the lips, nose, mouth, sinuses, larynyx, ears and skull. The team consists of physicians in many medical specialties including otolaryngology, medical oncology, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, dermatology, radiation therapy, head and neck radiology and oral surgery. Rehabilitation experts are available to help patients regain speech, swallowing and hearing abilities.

If detected early, head and neck cancers are highly curable, usually with some form of surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may also be recommended.

Devices

Dynamic Stability Platform Device
The Hearing and Balance program offers the Dynamic Stability Platform device to help rehabilitate patients with balance disorders.

Hearing Devices
The latest surgical advances and hearing devices are offered for adult and pediatric patients. Specialists at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital offer an exclusive hearing-loss screening for infants, parent counseling and parent/infant training to help manage hearing and balance conditions.

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

Specialized otolaryngology surgery is performed at Yale New Haven Hospital. Outpatient otolaryngology procedures are also offered at the Park Avenue Medical Center in Trumbull.
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Among the best in the U.S.

Yale New Haven Hospital has been named as one of the top hospitals in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hospitals" rankings. Yale New Haven ranked among the very best in the nation in 9 medical specialties, including ear, nose and throat, which ranked #22.

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