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Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

When you or your loved ones experience problems in the ears, nose or throat, you may also encounter challenges that influence your quality of life, including your ability to communicate clearly, maintain good balance or get good sleep.

Comprehensive ENT Services Close to Home

From recurring ear infections or nasal allergies to difficulties with hearing or swallowing, persistent throat issues, balance problems or other concerns related to the ears, nose and throat, you’ll find the comprehensive care you need at OU Health locations near you.

You’ll work with a team of highly skilled and expertly trained otorhinolaryngology specialists, audiologists and speech pathologists at OU Health who provide a wide range of ENT services that includes everything from evaluation of routine hearing problems to complex reconstructive surgery procedures and innovative gene therapy.

Experienced Care for Your ENT Conditions

Rely on the extensive experience of fellowship-trained specialists at OU Health to provide the highest quality ENT care for conditions such as:

  • Acute otitis media – Infection of the middle ear from fluid buildup behind the eardrum
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leaks – Leakage of brain fluid out the ear or nose
  • Cholesteatoma – Growth in the middle ear and mastoid area resulting in hearing loss and/or chronic ear drainage
  • Choanal atresia – Congenital blockage of one or both nasal passages
  • Cystic fibrosis – Genetic condition associated with chronic sinusitis
  • Deviated septum
  • Ear disease, chronic
  • Ear drainage
  • Ear drum perforation or rupture
  • Ear infections
  • Encephalocele – Herniation of brain tissue into the ear or nose cavity
  • Enlarged inferior turbinates
  • Epiphora – Chronic tearing
  • Facial nerve disorders, including Bell’s palsy – Weakness or paralysis of the nerve that moves the face
  • Hearing loss
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia – Genetic condition resulting in frequent nosebleeds
  • Inverted papilloma
  • Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma – Benign tumor that causes frequent nosebleeds in adolescent males
  • Nasal allergies
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal/sinus mucocele – Collection of mucus due to obstructed sinus drainage
  • Nasal valve collapse – Collapse of the nose when breathing in
  • Nosebleeds
  • Oroantral fistula – Hole between mouth and sinus, usually after dental extraction
  • Otosclerosis – Fixation of the stapes bone resulting in hearing loss
  • Septal perforation
  • Sinus disease, chronic
  • Sinus osteoma
  • Sinusitis – Infection of the sinuses
  • Sinusitis, chronic – Chronic inflammation/infection of the sinuses
  • Sinusitis, fungal
  • Sinusitis, recurrent – Four or more sinus infections per year
  • Sleep apnea, obstructive – Reduced breathing or pauses in breathing while asleep
  • Smell loss
  • Snoring
  • Swimmer’s ear (acute otitis externa) – Inflammation or infection from irritation or too much moisture in the outer ear canal
  • Thyroid eye disease – Bulging of eyes due to overfunctioning thyroid gland
  • Tinnitus – Ringing in the ear(s)
  • Tonsillitis – Inflammation/infection of the tonsils
  • Tonsillitis, chronic
  • Tonsillitis, recurrent
  • Tonsils, enlarged
  • Tumors of the nose, sinuses and skull base, both non-cancerous and cancerous
  • Vertigo – Dizziness, sensation of spinning movement
  • Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) – Benign tumor of the balance nerve

ENT Services & Treatment Available for You

At OU Health, you benefit from access to the most advanced, up-to-date technology for diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to ears, nose and throat, including:

  • Allergy shots and allergy drops
  • Allergy testing for adults and children
  • Balloon sinuplasty – Balloon dilation of the sinuses to relieve narrowing or obstruction
  • Bone-anchored hearing aids
  • ClariFix® – Minimally invasive treatment option for runny nose
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy – Surgery for epiphora or chronic tearing
  • Eardrum perforation repair
  • Endoscopic, minimally invasive surgery
  • Hearing aids and hearing aid fitting services
  • Hearing assessment, including audiology for children
  • In-office turbinate reduction
  • In-office nasal polyp removal
  • Latera nasal implant – Treatment option for nasal valve collapse
  • Middle ear reconstruction for chronic ear disease
  • Nasal surgery – Reconstruction of the nose and nasal cavity to improve breathing
  • Orbital decompression – Surgery for thyroid eye disease
  • Skull base surgery – Removal of tumors the base of the skull; repair of brain fluid leaks
  • Septal perforation repair
  • Sinus surgery – Surgery of the sinus cavities for recurrent or chronic infections
  • Sinuva sinus implant – In-office treatment option for nasal polyps
  • Surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea
  • Vivaer® – Nasal remodeling treatment option for nasal obstruction

Related Services

Learn more about additional adult and pediatric services at Oklahoma Children's Hospital for conditions related to ears, nose and throat, including voice and swallowing disorders.

Your Expert ENT Care Team

By selecting OU Health for your ENT care, you can take advantage of a multidisciplinary team of health professionals who collaborate and develop an individualized treatment plan designed for your particular ear, nose, throat or voice-related situation.

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