Ear, Nose, and Throat Services
From sore throats and earaches to sinusitis or hearing loss, Biltmore Ear, Nose, and Throat is equipped to handle all your otolaryngology needs. To help you understand your options, we’ve included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
Conditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of hearing disorders, and what ENT-head and neck physicians can do to evaluate and treat these problems. Learn More »
- Disorders of the hearing bones
- Congenital deformities (lop ear, pits )
- Cysts and tumors
- Skin cancers
- Ear wax
- External ear canal problems
- Hearing Loss
- Vertigo & balance disorders
- Ringing in ears (tinnitus)
- Fluid/recurrent infections
- Ear tubes
- Ear drum perforations
Maladies of the throat can be a mere nuisance or a major ordeal. Tonsillitis, voice disorders, and even hoarseness all interfere with our ability to communicate. Many of these conditions can be improved or corrected with the care of an ENT physician or head and neck surgeon. Learn More »
- Recurrent sore throats
- Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
- Swallowing problems
- Vocal nodules
- Voice Problems
- Throat cancer
Nose & Mouth
Congestion, allergic rhinitis, a deviated septum, and mouth sores are just a few of the varied health problems that occur in this region of the body. Information about ways you can relieve symptoms at home and when you should see a physician can be found in this section. Learn More »
- Nasal allergies
- Recurrent sinus infections
- Sinus Surgery
- Balloon Sinuplasty™
- Nasal obstruction
- Nasal polyps
- Cosmetic nasal surgery
- Deviated Septum
Head & Neck
Many surgical advances are being made in this area. Procedures such as tonsillectomy and facial plastic surgery are becoming less invasive, and new procedures are being developed to treat serious problems such as cleft palate, sleep apnea, and deafness.
- Skin tumors
- Treatment of thyroid and parathyroid tumors
- Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea
- Treatment of upper airway obstruction
Early detection is critical to preventing fatal outcomes. Cancers of the head and neck such as laryngeal cancer can be particularly aggressive. Signs of cancer of the head and neck include changes in the skin, pain, prolonged hoarseness, and sudden loss of voice. If you suffer from any of these symptoms you should see an ENT or head and neck physician immediately.
- Tumors of the mouth and voice box
- Tumors of the salivary glands
- Oral Cancer
Children face many of the same health problems that adults do, however symptoms may show themselves differently and treatment methods that work well in adults may not be appropriate for children. This section identifies common pediatric ENT, head, and neck ailments and what you should ask your child’s doctor about diagnosis and treatment.
- Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger
- Evaluating your child’s hearing
Some of our audio services:
Tinnitus Evaluation and management
Noise Protection Devices
Musician in ear Monitors
Custom Swim Plugs
Assistive Listening Devices
Do you sometimes feel that people are mumbling or not speaking clearly? Do you frequently ask people to repeat themselves? Has a friend or family member complained that you turn the TV up too loud? Do you have difficulty understanding conversation in crowds or noisy restaurants? Do you hear constant noise or ringing in your ears?
If so, you may be 1 of 28 million Americans (1 in 10) who experience hearing loss. Half of them are under the age of 65. Hearing loss occurs gradually making it more difficult for you to notice, however it may be obvious to others around you.
What May have Caused My Hearing Loss?
You may have suffered hearing loss due to one or more of the following conditions:
A head injury, infection or illness that damaged the ear
Exposure to loud noise
Excess fluid or wax impaction
Can an Audiologist Help Me?
The first step is to have your hearing tested. Our offices have professional audiologists (see their biographies below) who are trained to evaluate your hearing and make recommendations for treatment.
You Should Hear What You’re Missing!
Today’s technological advances have led to higher quality hearing aids. At Biltmore ENT, all of our hearing aids are 100% digital. Digital aids are set via a computer by the audiologist and can be altered within the office based on the patient’s input and hearing loss. Digital hearing aids can be totally automatic, meaning they will adjust for volume and decrease background noise depending on their environment. Our audiologists will assist in making the most appropriate choice based on your lifestyle and degree of hearing loss.
As part of your complete hearing healthcare, every hearing aid purchased at Biltmore ENT comes with a FREE lifetime supply of batteries!