Otology/Neurotology

Swimmer's Ear

Affecting the outer ear, swimmer’s ear (also called acute otitis externa) is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation, or infection.

Position Statement on Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. considers unilateral and bilateral cochlear implantation as appropriate treatment for adults and children with severe to profound hearing loss.

Hearing Aids

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

Implantable Hearing Devices

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

Infant Hearing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. has adopted the position statement of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing, 2007.

Otology/Neurotology

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

Minimal Test Battery for Cochlear Implants

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

Ototoxicity

Ototoxicity refers to injury of the inner ear (cochlear and/or vestibular end organs) as the result of exposure to chemicals or medications.

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

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.