Ear, Throat and Tongue
What Is ENT?
Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) diagnostics involve the evaluation and testing of the structures and functions of the ears, nose, throat, and related areas.
Some Common ENT Diagnostic Tests and Procedures Include:
Otoscope Examination: A doctor examines the inside of the ear canal and eardrum with an otoscope, a handheld instrument with a light and a magnifying lens.
Audiometry: This test measures hearing ability and can identify the type and severity of hearing loss.
Tympanometry: This test evaluates the movement of the eardrum and the bones in the middle ear in response to changes in air pressure.
Laryngoscopy: A small camera is used to examine the larynx and vocal cords, which can help diagnose conditions such as voice disorders, throat cancer, or laryngitis.
Allergy Testing: Skin or blood tests can help determine if a patient has allergies that may be causing ear, nose, or throat symptoms.
Nasal Endoscopy: A thin, flexible tube with a camera on the end is inserted into the nose to examine the nasal passages and sinuses.
CT or MRI Scans: Imaging tests can provide detailed images of the structures of the ear, nose, and throat and can help diagnose conditions such as sinusitis, tumors, or fractures.
"The ear is the avenue to the heart." - Voltaire
"The nose is the mediator between the external world and the internal world." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"The voice is the mirror of the soul." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow