ENT (Otolaryngology)

An ENT specializes in treating ear, nose, and throat conditions.Commonly referred to as ENTs, otolaryngologists specialize in treating conditions of the ears, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck.

Otolaryngology services are available at Mount Nittany Health - Boalsburg. Patients requiring surgery can receive it from otolaryngologists at Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center.

Ears

Otolaryngologists handle the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus) and nerve pain. Surgeons at the Surgical Center can insert bilateral myringotomy tubes (BMT).

Audiology services are also available at Mount Nittany Health - Boalsburg office.

Nose

Management of the nasal cavity and sinuses includes both medical and surgical treatment of sinusitis and nasal septal deformities. ENTs commonly treat problems with nasal obstruction as well as chronic sinus problems that can make it difficult to breathe or cause head pain.

Surgeons can perform Balloon Sinusplasty™, InstaTrak® and endoscopic sinus surgeries, and nasal fracture repair.

Throat

Otolaryngologists specialize in treating disorders related to speech and swallowing as well as diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus. They can also treat reflux conditions.

Additionally, otolaryngologists at the Surgical Center can perform advanced tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy procedures.

Head & Neck

Otolaryngology focuses on the nerves that control the face, sight, smell and hearing, including facial and cranial nerve disorders.

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Additionally, infectious diseases, like benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the mouth and throat, as well as tumors of the salivary glands and thyroid/parathyroid tumors can be treated by our otolaryngology team.

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When cheering affects hearing: What to know about sporting events and dangerous noise levels

With Super Bowl LI and the Daytona 500 right around the corner, more than 70,000 football fans and 100,000 race fans are expected to pack NRG Stadium in Houston and the Daytona International Speedway in Florida to root for their favorite team or driver.  While spirits are sure to be high, so will levels of crowd noise, such as cheering, yelling, chanting or the roaring of 40 racecars driving 190 miles per hour, all of which are harmful to our sense of hearing.

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