A new segment of "Voices In America" with James Earl Jones to feature ENT Physicians for Public Television

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A new segment seeks to educate on the ENT specialty within medicine...

Wonderful and gregarious host James Earl Jones will introduce a segment in development that will take viewers on an adventure to explore the technological advancements used by ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physicians on an upcoming segment of the popular television series called “Voices In America.”

The medical terminology for ENT doctors is Otolaryngologists. They work with everything that affects the head and neck area including:

  •     Throat infections
  •     Ear infections
  •     Sinus infections
  •     Problems with the mouth and tongue
  •     Hearing loss and cochlear implants
  •     Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  •     Vertigo (loss of balance)
  •     Sleep apnea and snoring problems
  •     Tonsillitis and removing tonsils
  •     Speech impediments
  •     Cancers

These doctors study things like why people lose auditory hair cells that cause them to have reduced hearing, congenital problems with babies that are born deaf, and hearing loss from sustained damaged due to loud work environments.

They also treat rhinosinusitis (the common cold), strep throat, which is a bacterial infection usually treated with antibiotics, and influenza (flu). For people with inner ear problems they focus on reducing tinnitus, which is a high-pitched tone or constant ringing sound in the ears. They also try to reduce balance problems, called vertigo, that arise sometimes from inner ear infections or genetic problems.

Otolaryngologists are specialists, often called upon by referral from other doctors to give their expert opinions in the areas of their specialty.

Watch upcoming episode of “Voices In America,” to find out what is really going on in the ear, nose, and throat.

"Voices In America" is an independent production that is distributed to Public Television Stations across the nation for airing at their discretion. It is not a production of APT or PBS, and is not affiliated with those organizations.

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