AAO-HNS/F Policy

Terms of Use

Web Site Terms and Conditions of Use

Privacy Policy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) take the issue of privacy very seriously.

Ambulatory Procedures

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) recognizes the existence of lists of surgical procedures that may be appropriately performed in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) setting.

Disorders of the Equilibrium and Drivers Licensing Boards

The Equilibrium Subcommittee and the Hearing and Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Delineation of Hospital Privileges

The ultimate responsibility for delineating clinical privileges in the hospital setting rests with the institution's governing board and is discharged through the organized medical staff.

Choice of Physicians

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.  strongly supports, as being in the public interest, the establishment of reimbursement plans by third-party payers that promote the patient's freedom of choice of physicians among a

Evaluation Prior to Hearing Aid Fitting

Hearing impairment is a medical condition requiring evaluation and diagnosis by a physician, preferably an otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon.

Evidence Based Medicine

Evidence based medicine (EBM) (or more appropriately termed Evidence Based Practice) is an approach to the practice of healthcare comprised of the synthesis of the best available evidence from the biomedical literature with the clinical expertise of

Head and Neck Surgery

To become board certified, an otolaryngologist has to complete a rigorous training program.

Medical Use of Cocaine

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. considers cocaine to be a valuable anesthetic and vasoconstricting agent when used as part of the treatment of a patient by a physician.

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