The practice of Otolaryngology is the study of diseases and conditions limited to the head and neck. This encompasses a wide range of problems, such as throat infections, sinus disorders, ear infections, hearing loss, cancer, allergies, voice disorders and injuries to head and neck.
Otolaryngologists are highly trained in both medicine and surgery. They are experts in a range of illnesses and procedures from the treatment of minor ear infections to the performance of complicated micro-surgery. To qualify for Board Certification, they must have at least five years of specialized training after medical school. Additional patient information can be obtained from the AAO-HNS.