General ear, nose and throat, also known as otolaryngology, evaluates and treats all conditions of those areas such as hearing loss, vertigo, ear infections, sinusitis and tonsillitis. ENT physicians are also surgeons and can perform surgical procedures such as a tonsillectomy, sinus surgery and thyroidectomy.
The ear is a surprisingly complex organ responsible for collecting and processing sounds and transmitting them to the brain for interpretation as well as aiding in balance. Many take hearing and balance for granted, but understanding the process is the key to treating hearing loss. The ear consists of three sections: the outer ear, middle…Read More
The nose is the primary organ of the body that provides smell and is also a part of the respiratory system that helps the body breathe. It filters dust, germs and irritants from the air before entering the body. It also warms and moistens the air to keep the lungs and tubes in the respiratory…Read More
Throat & Neck
The throat and neck have many different functions of the body such as swallowing, breathing, speaking and hormone production. These many functions make the area susceptible to different health conditions. Tonsillitis is an inflammation of the tonsils that leads to swelling, sore throat and difficulty swallowing. It is usually the result of a viral or…Read More
Hearing loss is a common condition that affects one out of three people by the age of 65. It’s not just a disease of the elderly, however; it’s becoming increasingly common in younger people who are exposed to excessive noise levels. Taking steps early to protect hearing can prevent individuals from developing a hearing impairment…Read More
An allergy is an exaggerated response from a patient’s immune system to a normally harmless substance. Common allergens (the name given to these trigger substances) include pollen, mold, dust mites, pet dander, food and chemicals. Allergies affect about one out of every five Americans. The immune system is the body’s first line of defense against…Read More
Sleep is vital for good health. Experts recommend a minimum of seven to eight hours of sleep per night for most adults; a lack of sleep can affect hormone levels, mood, weight and work or school performance and may result in physical, mental, social and emotional problems. Reaching that goal is difficult for many, thanks…Read More
Call Michigan Otolaryngolic Society at (313) 874-1360 ext #303 for more information or to find a doctor near you.