Ear, nose & throat

    Our approach to ear, nose and throat care

    Otolaryngologists assist with a range of health problems that affect the ear, nose and throat. Hearing loss, dizziness and sinus troubles are some of the most common conditions that these physicians treat. 

    Audiology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats hearing and hearing-related disorders. Audiologists assist patients with hearing loss and provide proactive treatments for its early detection and prevention. 

    SIU Medicine is also an international leader in auditory research. Our scientists have improved the understanding of how the brain processes sound impulses and discovered treatments to curb or prevent hearing loss. 

    At SIU’s Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic, the Hearing and Balance Center offers therapy that includes not only complete diagnosis of the type and severity of a patient’s hearing loss, but also educational support and language therapy for patients, including children, with severe hearing loss. 

    The Department of Otolaryngology also collaborates with physicians in the Division of Endocrinology to provide patient care at the Thyroid Clinic. Across ear, nose and throat concerns, our faculty study the latest treatments and procedures, and conduct research to find new and better ways to work in these critical, close spaces. 

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    At the May 2021 SIU commencement, Dr. Rik Constance was noticeably hoarse. As Associate Dean of Students and Admissions, he dutifully read the names of each of the 70 graduates. He also gave a short speech after receiving the belated Distinguished Alumni Award for 2020.

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