Education & training
The otolaryngologist, ENT (ear, nose and throat), is a doctor specialized in treatment and management of ENT disorders includes diseases of the ear, nose and throat, treat deafness and ear disease, complex sinus problems, head and neck cancer and voice problems as well as hearing and balance problems. The ENT Doctor leads a two-phase test: otoscopy, a complete visual clinical examination of the eardrum and duct, and audiometry, to measure your hearing. If a hearing aid is necessary, the ENT doctor will then prescribe a hearing test with a hearing care professional. The audiologist performs a series of hearing tests complementary to those performed by the ENT doctor. Following this complete hearing assessment, the audiologist may also refer patients to an ENT doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get the necessary prescription. Once obtained, the hearing care professional will be able to define, together with patient, his needs.