Position Statement

Position Statement: Surgeon Performed Neck Ultrasound

The AAO-HNS supports surgeons performing ultrasound of the head and neck, including ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration for diagnostic purposes.

Position Statement: Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery considers upper airway stimulation (UAS) via the hypoglossal nerve for the treatment of adult obstructive sleep apnea syndrome to be an effective second-line treatment of moderate to severe

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 states that the management of allergic disorders is an integral part of the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.Adopted 10/20/1982Revised 2/4/1989Reviewed 2/27/1993Submitted f

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.