Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists at Summit Health practice otolaryngology, the branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and neck, including:
- Hearing or balance, ear infections, and disorders of the outer and inner ear
- Problems with the nasal cavity and sinuses, including allergies, adenoids, problems with smelling, and difficulties with breathing through the nose
- The voice box (or larynx) and upper esophagus, including the voice, tonsils, and problems with breathing and swallowing
Symptoms Common to Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
Although there are a wide range of symptoms that can be associated with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat, some of the most common include:
- Watery eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Runny nose
- Itchy nose
- Painful or swollen ear(s)
- Ringing or buzzing sounds (tinnitus)
- Hearing loss
- Thick discharge from the ear(s)
- Blockage or a full sensation in the ear
- Sore or swollen throat
- Loss of voice (laryngitis)
- Sore or swollen neck
- Jaw pain
- Excessive snoring that causes frequent waking
If you think you might be experiencing hearing loss, take our Five-minute Hearing Test. Your results will determine whether you should be evaluated and treated for hearing loss.
Get answers to common questions about ENT concerns.
Our Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists
To relieve troubling symptoms, our ENT specialists can perform a variety of helpful procedures such as:
- Sinus surgery using new image-guidance techniques and PROPEL® Sinus Stents
- Pediatric ENT surgery
- Head and neck surgery
- Balloon sinuplasty, a surgical procedure for patients with chronic sinusitis that uses an endoscope to clear blocked sinus passages and restore proper drainage
Pediatric Otolaryngology Services
Our ear, nose, and throat specialists are trained to treat infants and children as well as adults.
If your child has an allergy to eggs, he or she still might be eligible for vaccinations. Ask your doctor for more information.