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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Allergy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. states that the management of allergic disorders is an integral part of the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Adopted 10/20/1982 Revised 2/4/1989 Reviewed 2/27/1993

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.

Debridement of the Sinus Cavity after ESS

Debridement of the sinus cavity is a procedure commonly performed following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).