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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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Does Your Child Snore? When to See a Doctor
Does Your Child Snore? When to See a Doctor

If your child snores, don’t ignore it. Consistent snoring in children can be a sign that they're not breathing well at night. This can reduce the quality of yo ...

Expert Diagnosis Helps College Professor Overcome Debilitating Dizziness
Expert Diagnosis Helps College Professor Overcome Debilitating Dizziness

Severe vertigo forced 60-year-old Beth Huber to stop driving, start walking with a cane, and take medical leave from her professorship. When treatments failed ...

Man Keeps His Voice After Partial Laryngectomy Treats Laryngeal Cancer
Man Keeps His Voice After Partial Laryngectomy Treats Laryngeal Cancer

Dale Jessup, 71, was diagnosed with voice box cancer (also known as laryngeal cancer) in late 2017. Despite radiation treatment, Jessup’s cancer returned in Ja ...

Early Hearing Aid Helps Toddler Meet Communication Milestones
Early Hearing Aid Helps Toddler Meet Communication Milestones

Holly VanHorn was surprised to learn her newborn daughter Nessa needed a hearing aid. As an audiologist at Duke Health, VanHorn has been helping kids with hear ...

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 ...

Cochlear Implant Helps Woman Reclaim Independence, Security, and More
Cochlear Implant Helps Woman Reclaim Independence, Security, and More

Natalie Williamson’s hearing loss affected many aspects of her life, leaving her vulnerable and lonely. She couldn’t hear her cell phone ring or her smoke alar ...

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 primary tool you have to con ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 are now eligible to receive cochlear implants. These surgically implanted devices not only improve a person’s o ...