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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 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 lin ...

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’s ...

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 -- th ...

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 neurotologist ...

5 Steps to Keeping the Aging Voice Healthy
5 Steps to Keeping the Aging Voice Healthy

As we get older, our voices can become hoarse and weak. But this doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Here are a few simple suggestions to help keep ...

Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants
Hearing Aids vs. Cochlear Implants

Both hearing aids and cochlear implants help people with hearing loss to communicate better. Hearing aids do not require surgery and are best suited for people ...

One-Hour Procedure Relieves Years of Sinus Problems
One-Hour Procedure Relieves Years of Sinus Problems

Frequent, severe sinus infections made Emily Drews miserable for years, especially when pollen triggered her allergies. Then she had a sinuplasty procedure at D ...

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, sh ...

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 eust ...

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 implan ...