Hearing loss is a common condition affecting more than 36 million Americans of all ages. Hearing impairment can have a profound effect on a patient’s well-being and quality of life, causing isolation and even depression.

Otolaryngologists evaluate and treat hearing loss and other diseases or conditions involving the ear, nose, and throat, as well as related structures in the head and neck. Otolaryngologists diagnose and treat dizziness/vertigo, allergies, ear infections, swimmer’s ear, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears).