What is an ENT?

ENT is an acronym for a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Ear, Nose, and Throat disorders. The true name for this specialty physician is otorhinolaryngologist. According to the American Academy of Otorhinolaryngology, otorhinolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. These physicians have completed college, medical school, and at least five years of specialty training. They are trained to treat a wide array of pathologies.


Examples include:

The Ear: hearing loss, tinnitus, ear infections, balance disorders, congenital structural abnormalities

The Nose: allergies, chronic sinusitis, smell disorders, polyps, nasal obstruction

The Throat: voice and swallowing disorders

The Head and Neck: infections, benign and malignant tumors, facial trauma, facial deformities

Now you may be wondering what it means that Professional Hearing Center works closely alongside ENT Associates of Greater Kansas City. It means we are able to provide the quickest, most efficient, and most comprehensive care available. You can see an audiologist and ENT physician all in the same visit! This eliminates the need for scheduling two separate appointments at two separate offices. It also means that your providers can collaborate to formulate the best treatment plan for you that takes all of your needs into consideration. ENT Associates of Greater Kansas City currently has 11 ENT specialist physicians and one nurse practitioner to support Professional Hearing Center’s 10 doctors of audiology.

Call us today for any questions related to the ear, nose, or throat! We are happy to help and are conveniently located all around the Kansas City area!

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