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Ear, Nose and Throat

Read about the range of care provided by Duke otolaryngologists, also known as ear, nose, and throat or ENT doctors. Learn how their care has helped men and women manage a wide variety of conditions.

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Acoustic Neuroma Technique Preserves, Restores Hearing
Acoustic Neuroma Technique Preserves, Restores Hearing

Duke surgeons are using cochlear implants to prevent hearing loss or to restore hearing in people who lost their hearing when benign tumors pressed on nerves i ...

Balloon Offers Relief from Chronic Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Balloon Offers Relief from Chronic Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Inserting a small, balloon-like device in a blocked eustachian tube can bring relief to children and adults who suffer from chronic eustachian tube dysfunction ...

Swallowing Therapy Helps Woman Overcome Dysphagia
Swallowing Therapy Helps Woman Overcome Dysphagia

Elizabeth Morgan, age 51, started having trouble swallowing just a few months after finishing cancer treatment. The Burlington, NC resident began choking on he ...

Sialendoscopy Removes Salivary Stones, Spares Glands, Speeds Recovery
Sialendoscopy Removes Salivary Stones, Spares Glands, Speeds Recovery

When Darlene Carroll complained about pain and swelling in her neck while eating, her doctor told her “it had something to do with my saliva.” A salivary stone ...

Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery Relieves Years of Troublesome Symptoms
Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery Relieves Years of Troublesome Symptoms

LaShonda Sousa suffered from sneezing fits, a constant runny nose, and other common allergy symptoms for years, but eventually her issues became severe enough ...

Does My Child Need an ENT?
Does My Child Need an ENT?

Constant runny nose? A cough that lasts all winter? Another ear infection? Parents of young kids know all too well that kids get sick…a lot. But where’s the li ...

More People Eligible for Cochlear Implants Thanks to Expanded Criteria
More People Eligible for Cochlear Implants Thanks to Expanded Criteria

People with severe hearing loss in just one ear may now be eligible to receive cochlear implants. These surgically implanted devices not only improve a person’ ...

Keeping Call Center Voices Healthy
Keeping Call Center Voices Healthy

If you work in a call center, your job depends on your voice, and you are considered an occupational voice user. Your voice is the only tool you have to convey ...

Vocal Pacing
Vocal Pacing

The high vocal demands of singers, performers, parents, teachers, coaches, clergy, and other occupational voice users often lead to voice problems from overuse ...

Tips for Healthy Children’s Voices
Tips for Healthy Children’s Voices

Find tips to keep your child's voice healthy now and in the future.

Do I Need a Sinus Specialist?
Do I Need a Sinus Specialist?

If you’re living with long-term unexplained congestion, difficulty breathing through your nose, or facial pressure -- maybe even a dampened sense of smell -- t ...

Do I Need an Otologist/Neurotologist?
Do I Need an Otologist/Neurotologist?

If you’re experiencing a serious ear-related concern that’s affecting your balance and/or hearing, you don’t have to live with it. An otologist or neurotologis ...