Piedmont Ear, Nose Throat & Related Allergy physicians are known as: “O·to·lar·yn·gol·o·gists".
What Do Otolaryngologists Treat?
The Ears – Otolaryngologists treat hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain, and facial and cranial nerve disorders. We also manage congenital (birth) disorders of the ear.
The Nose and Sinuses – This area is where people breathe, smell, and moisturize the airway. Otolaryngologists treat troubles in nasal breathing, nose bleeds, and sinus problems.
The Throat - Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal all involve this vital area. Also specific to otolaryngologists is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.
The Head and Neck - This area of the body includes the important nerves that involve smell, hearing, and the face. In the head and neck area, otolaryngologists treat infectious diseases, neck masses, benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, nasal and sinus fractures.
Allergies - Environmental and food allergens can affect all areas that otolaryngologist treat. Common symptoms that are related to allergies are headaches, ear itching, dizziness, runny nose, nasal congestion, sinus pressure, sneezing, itchy eyes, sore throat, hoarseness, chronic cough, frequent stomach bloating, and itchy skin.