Position Statement

Position Statement: The Use of Biomaterials in Sinonasal Procedures

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery has determined that the use of FDA-approved biomaterials can be utilized in sinonasal procedures to improve patient outcomes and reduce complications.

Position Statement: Electrocochleography

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that Electrocochleography (ECoG) is a useful neurophysiologic test and is medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation of certain persons with suspected auditory and bal

Position Statement: Humanitarian Photography

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that photodocumentation of patients and procedures during humanitarian efforts is critical for record-keeping, scholarship, and fund-raising.

Position Statement: Vestibular Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Testing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) testing is a useful neurophysiologic test and is medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation of certain persons with su

Position Statement: Rotational (Rotary) Chair Testing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that the following tests are medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation of certain persons with suspected balance or dizziness disorders:1.

Position Statement: Management of Otosclerosis

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes otosclerosis as a condition of abnormal bone growth that results in a progressive conductive hearing loss.

Position Statement: Allergy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Position Statement: 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.

Position Statement: Disorders of Equilibrium and Drivers Licensing Boards

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. believes that physicians should not be required to report their patients with disorders of equilibrium to drivers licensing boards.

Position Statement: 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.