National Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW), an effort by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), is a national education and awareness-building campaign for improving patient safety at the local level.
The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) would like to help educate patients about how to get involved in this important health initiative.
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Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee) is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.
|1546||Account published of first documented successful tracheotomy|
|1806||Dutrochet introduces concept of vocal cord movement|
|1898||Carbon-type hearing aid first produced|
|1924||Otolaryngology specialty board (second such board in U.S.) is formed|
|1984||FDA approves first cochlear implant for marketing|
|1988||First wearable digital signal processing hearing aid produced|
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