Latest Research & Guidelines

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You can use the latest research and guidelines included here to make better informed decisions, and help you find the treatment options that are right for you.

Built by ENT specialists, often with other healthcare providers and consumers, these fact sheets were developed from guidelines that used a national standard for reviewing scientific findings, weighing the benefits and potential harms of alternative care options.


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Rest your voice briefly to prevent voice fatigue, straining, and overuse; but avoid smoking and second-hand smoke from cigarettes, cigars, and pipes that can irritate your throat.

Man experiencing vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common inner ear problem and cause of vertigo, or false sense of spinning.

Woman with neck pain

The mass in your neck may indicate a serious medical problem. It does not mean you have cancer, but it does mean you need more evaluation to make a diagnosis.

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Ways to Help Reduce Earwax Buildup

Rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide drops or irrigation can help reduce earwax buildup. But avoid putting any objects in the ears.

Voice Therapy – FAQs

Voice therapy has been demonstrated to be effective for dysphonia across the lifespan from children to older adults.

Understanding Ear Fluid

Ear fluid, or OME, occurs in the middle ear. The middle ear is an air-filled space just behind the eardrum.

Treating and Managing Ear Fluid

Ear fluid, also called otitis media with effusion (OME), is a build-up of mucus or liquid behind the ear drum without symptoms of infection.

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