Ear, Nose, & Throat

Otolaryngologists specialize in the treatment of ear, nose and throat conditions in adults and children. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians. Our board-certified ENT physicians are trained to handle a wide variety of conditions, including many that require highly specialized care and state-of-the-art facilities.

The human ear is extremely complicated and our sense of hearing is considered to be the most complex of our human senses. ENT physicians are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus) and congenital ear disorders. The conditions our physicians treat include:

  • Cholesteatoma
  • Ear Tubes
  • Chronic Otitis Media
  • Ear Infections
  • Hyperacusis
  • Otosclerosis
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Comprehensive Audiology Evaluation
  • ABR - Auditory Brainstem Response Test (in office as well as sedated)
  • OAE - Otoacoustic Emissions
  • Tinnitus Management
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Hearing Aids
  • Vertigo/Dizziness
  • Impacted Ear Wax
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Ear Fullness
  • Ear Deformity

Nearly 35 million people each year develop chronic sinusitis, making it one of the most common health complaints in America. Caring for the nasal cavity and sinuses are one of the primary skills of ENT physicians. Some of the nasal conditions our physicians treat include allergies, smell and taste disorders, and nasal obstructions ranging from a simple stuffy nose to a complicated deviated septum. They also treat some disorders of the mouth that can be related to the sinus cavity. The conditions our physicians treat include:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Crooked nose
  • Problems breathing through the nose
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Tonsillitis
  • Mouth sores

Your throat has huge responsibilities - it plays key roles in breathing, communicating and eating. Speaking, singing, breathing and swallowing are all made possible by a healthy throat. Throat conditions that our ENT physicians treat include:

  • Laryngeal cancer (cancer of the larynx)
  • Reflux diseases that affect the larynx
  • Tonsillitis and sore throats
  • Swollen adenoids
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Tongue tie
  • Lip tie
  • Sleep apnea surgery

Otolaryngologists are concerned with the important functions of sight, smell, and hearing, but also the appearance of the face. They are trained to treat infections, cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, facial trauma, and both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Other conditions include:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Sleep apnea
  • Salivary gland disorders/masses
  • Neck masses
  • Head masses
  • Skin cancer of face/neck

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our physicians, visit onslowent.org or call (910) 219-3377 to contact our Onslow Ear Nose & Throat office.