Ear, Nose and Throat and Audiology Services

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The pediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) physicians and audiologists with Norton Children’s offer care for children and teens. Our ENT physicians are board-certified specialists in the medical and surgical treatment of ear, nose, throat, head and neck conditions in children, including ear tube surgery for children. We also offer audiology services. Audiologists are available to provide care and education for children and families related to hearing testing, hearing loss and balance disorders.

ENT and Audiology Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide variety of ENT and audiology conditions, including:

  • Aerodigestive disorders
  • Airway disorders
  • Allergies
  • Balance disorders
  • Brain complications caused by ear infections
  • Chronic ear infections (chronic otitis media)
  • Chronic hoarseness
  • Discomfort or strain when talking or singing
  • Dizziness
  • Ear conditions requiring surgery
  • Eardrum holes
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Food allergies
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Hearing loss and difficulties
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypernasality
  • Hyponasality
  • Inner ear disease (Meniere’s disease)
  • Neonatal and pediatric airway conditions
  • Parathyroid conditions
  • Physical trauma to the face
  • Punctured (perforated) eardrum
  • Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
  • Roughness, breathiness or weakness in the voice
  • Sinus tumors
  • Sinus issues, including chronic and recurrent sinusitis
  • Skin cyst in the middle ear (cholesteatoma)
  • Skull base tumors
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Tonsils that need to be removed
  • Tumors of the balance or hearing nerves
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Vocal cysts and polyps
  • Vocal fold hemorrhage
  • Vocal fold dysfunction
  • Vocal nodules

ENT and Audiology Treatments and Services

  • Airway and laryngeal reconstruction
  • Balloon sinuplasty for the treatment of sinusitis
  • Cochlear implants
  • Diagnosis and treatment of airway stenosis (an acquired or congenital narrowing that obstructs air to the lungs)
  • Ear tube surgery
  • Facial nerve surgery
  • Head and neck tumor removal surgery
  • Hearing aid evaluations
  • Hearing testing
  • Minimally invasive pituitary surgery
  • Pediatric complex airway surgery
  • Rhinoplasty (surgery to change the shape of the nose)
  • Salivary gland endoscopy for salivary stones and infection
  • Sinonasal disease surgery and management (to treat chronic sinusitis and chronic rhinitis)
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy (tonsil removal)
  • Treatment for congenital neck masses and pediatric head and neck tumors

Collaboration With UofL School of Medicine for Your Child’s Care

Our providers offer highly skilled care for your child. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care through clinical research and education.

The Norton Children’s Difference

The care your child needs is close to home at Norton Children’s. With a 125-year presence in Louisville, Norton Children’s is a leader in pediatric care across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, providing an expanded footprint that includes:

Norton Children’s Offers Specialized Programs and Services, Including:

  • Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, and the Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center, which is one of the oldest oncology programs continuously accredited by the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.
  • Norton Children’s Heart Institute, affiliated with the University of Louisville, a pioneer in pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Norton Children’s heart transplant surgeons performed Kentucky’s first heart transplant in a newborn in 1986, making the hospital the second site in the United States for infant transplants. Norton Children’s Hospital is home to the Jennifer Lawrence Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
  • Pediatric neurology and neurosurgery through Norton Children’s Neuroscience Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, including a Level 4 epilepsy center
  • Orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation
  • The Wendy Novak Diabetes Center

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