Otolaryngologists are medical doctors for the Ear, Nose, and Throat.
Sometimes, otolaryngologists are called ENTs.
They are trained in medicine and surgery, and can provide surgical interventions for hearing loss such as bone-anchored hearing aids or cochlear implants, treatment for disorders of the voice box (larynx), and treatment for other physical issues with the ear such as benign tumors.
To become an otolaryngologist in the United States, you must complete medical school, at least 5 years of specialty training, and the American Board of Otolaryngology examination.
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