Otolaryngology is the medical specialty responsible for the study of the ear and respiratory tract. Through this branch of medicine, the correct functioning of organs that are fundamental for communication is valued.
What subspecialties are there in otolaryngology?
When dealing with various organs, the doctor may be specialized in some of them, so we find the following subspecialties available:
Rhinology: in charge of the nasal affections and the paranasal cavities.
Laryngology: studies the larynx and the quality of the voice provoked by it.
Audiology: takes care of all alterations related to hearing.
Otoneurology: attends to all problems of balance and hearing alterations derived from chronic infections in the ear.
Phoniatrics: alterations in speech.
What diseases does otolaryngology treat?
Diseases of the ears. nose, throat, head and neck, such as: infections, disturbances in balance, noises in the ears, voice disorders, sinusitis, tonsils, tumors.
At what time is it necessary to go to an otolaryngologist?
In the face of hearing loss, dizziness, breathing problems and persistent discomfort in the throat, it is advisable to go to a specialist as soon as possible, since many of these symptoms are a consequence of other diseases that the otolaryngologist does not attend, but he will be the one channel the case with the appropriate doctor.