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  • Ears, Nose, Throat

  • Ears, Nose, Throat

    Ears, Nose, Throat Disorders

    The ears, nose, mouth, and throat are sensory organs that function in hearing, smelling, and taste. They are also perform other important functions, such as balance, speaking, swallowing, and breathing. Since these organs are interconnected by canals, infections in one area can spread to the others. This problem is particularly apparent in children who may get middle ear infections, following seemingly mild nasal congestion or sore throats.

    The ears, nose, and throat are the specialty areas of the otolaryngologists. They treat disorders ranging from hearing loss to dizziness. Some also perform surgery of cancers in the head and neck.

    Ear Disorders

    The ear is the sensory organ for hearing and balance. Because of this dual function, some disorders (e.g., Meniere's disease, vestibular schwannoma) can cause both hearing problems and dizziness.

    The standard for normal hearing in humans, for instance, is the ability to detect sound between 0-20 dB (decibel) above a pre-defined reference sound pressure. A hearing level that exceeds this range is considered abnormal or diseased. Hearing loss can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the extent and type of damage to the cells associated with hearing.

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