Determine If You Need to See a Specialist
When a general practitioner cannot resolve or identify your ear, nose or throat-related issue, they will typically refer you to an otolaryngologist.
Below is a handy self-screener that can help you determine if you should see an ENT.
- Do you experience frequent hoarseness or sore throat?
- Have you noticed a lump or swelling in your neck lasting more than two weeks?
- Have you ever been told or suspect that you snore and/or stop breathing while you sleep?
- Have you experienced four or more sinus infections in the past year?
- Are your nasal symptoms worse in the spring, summer and/or fall?
- Do you ever experience facial pain, facial pressure, sinus headaches or congestion?
- Are you experiencing sudden hearing loss?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you might be experiencing an ear, nose or throat disorder.