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What is Otolaryngology?
Otolaryngology is a branch of medicine specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat, and head. This includes disorders of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat). Otolaryngologists are commonly referred to as ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctors. Some of the more common conditions otolaryngologists treat include allergies, sinusitis, tonsillitis, hearing loss, balance disorders, and dizziness. They also treat conditions of the larynx, such as voice disorders, and vocal cord paralysis. In addition, otolaryngologists treat disorders of the head and neck, such as benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors. Otolaryngologists are trained in both medical and surgical treatments.

What are the benefits of studying Otolaryngology?
Some of the benefits of studying otolaryngology include gaining a better understanding of the ear, nose, and throat, learning about various disorders that affect these areas, and becoming familiar with both medical and surgical treatments. Otolaryngologists use their knowledge to help patients suffering from conditions that impact their quality of life. In addition, otolaryngologists can provide treatment for conditions of the head and neck, such as tumors. Studying otolaryngology can lead to a rewarding career helping others improve their health and quality of life.

How do you study Otolaryngology?
Otolaryngology is a branch of medicine that requires specialized training. Otolaryngologists must complete four years of medical school, followed by five to six years of residency training. Some otolaryngologists choose to complete an additional year of fellowship training in a subspecialty, such as laryngology (voice disorders), rhinology (nose and sinus disorders), or facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Otolaryngologists who complete fellowship training are able to provide more specialized care for their patients.

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