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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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It Takes a Team to Hear Again After Cochlear Implant
It Takes a Team to Hear Again After Cochlear Implant

After 30 years of losing his hearing, 76-year-old Bryan Seiler of Wake Forest received a cochlear implant at Duke. It changed his life.

After Skull Base Tumor, Dancer/Model Takes on Law School
After Skull Base Tumor, Dancer/Model Takes on Law School

Victoria Vesce had surgery and 28 rounds of radiation for rare tumors in the base of her skull and in her neck. Four days after her last radiation treatment, s ...

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 may bring lasting relief to the millions of children and adults who suffer from chronic eus ...

Scotty McCreery Honored at Duke's World Voice Day Celebration
Scotty McCreery Honored at Duke's World Voice Day Celebration

Duke's Voice Care Center honored American Idol winner Scotty McCreery at its 10th Annual World Voice Day celebration.

Cochlear Implant Restores Woman’s Joy in Communicating
Cochlear Implant Restores Woman’s Joy in Communicating

A cochlear implant restored hearing for Nellie Murphy, who had suffered hearing loss for decades. Watch the video to see doctors turn on Murphy's hearing impla ...

Sharp Diagnosis Gives Durham Vet His Voice Back
Sharp Diagnosis Gives Durham Vet His Voice Back

It seemed like laryngitis at first. But after weeks of trouble talking and breathing, a local veterinarian got the diagnosis—vocal cord paralysis—and treatment ...

Complex neck surgery for medullary thyroid cancer restores health and hope
Complex neck surgery for medullary thyroid cancer restores health and hope

Pope “Mac” McCorkle thought his severe bouts of diarrhea were a symptom of irritable bowel syndrome, but soon learned it signaled medullary thyroid cancer. Aft ...

Living a normal life with tinnitus
Living a normal life with tinnitus

Tinnitus tormented Debbie Bowe, but neither her family doctor, nor her ear, nose, and throat specialists (ENTs) could help. A customized treatment plan develop ...

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

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

Hearing Again with a Cochlear Implant
Hearing Again with a Cochlear Implant

John Mangieri of Charlotte wanted a cochlear implant to improve his severe hearing loss and his quality of life. He chose Duke because “you want a good physici ...

Talking Again After Spasmodic Dysphonia Treatment
Talking Again After Spasmodic Dysphonia Treatment

After months of not knowing why she had so much trouble speaking, Kristin Murphy of Raleigh was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia, which is treated with Botox ...

Singing Soprano Again After Vocal Cord Injury
Singing Soprano Again After Vocal Cord Injury

Voice therapy helped Madilyn Smith hit the high notes again after a vocal cord injury left her hoarse and unable to sing.