Otology/Neurotology

Position Statement: Hearing Aids

The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head And Neck Surgery states: dispensing of hearing aids, hearing assisted devices and other hearing rehabilitation devices are within the scope of practice for otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons.Adopted

Position Statement: Active Middle Ear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery considers active middle ear implants as appropriate treatment for adults with moderate to severe hearing loss when performed by a qualified otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon.

Position Statement: Infant Hearing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has adopted the position statement of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, 2007.Adopted 7/10/1992Reviewed 9/16/1995Reaffirmed 9/16/1995Submitted for Review 3/1/1998Reaffirmed 3/1/1998Revi

Position Statement: Minimal Test Battery for Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery endorses the concept of the Hearing in Noise Test (HINT) and Consonant-Noise-Consonant (CNC) Test as minimal research reporting requirements for results of cochlear implantation in adults.

Positions Statement: Otology/Neurotology

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that after general surgical training an otolaryngology resident spends four years being educated and trained in the head and neck region.

Position Statement: Ototoxicity

Ototoxicity refers to injury of the inner ear as the result of exposure to chemicals or medications. When use of an ototoxic medication is medically necessary with no reasonable alternatives, the lowest therapeutic dose should be used.

Position Statement: Posturography

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

Position Statement: Red Flags-Warning of Ear Disease

Hearing loss and balance disorders are medical conditions. Only licensed physicians with a medical school degree and medical training (MD or DO) may diagnose and direct the management of diseases and medical disorders.

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: Use of Topical Antibiotic Drops

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes the appropriateness of utilizing currently available topical preparations, including those containing aminoglycosides, in the treatment of diseases of the external auditory canal