An otolaryngologist (commonly known as an ENT doctor) is
a physician who specializes in the medical and surgical treatment
of ear, nose, and throat disorders. Ear disorders that would
be treated by an otolaryngologist would include balance disorders,
infections, tumors, and surgically reconstruction of external
ear deformities due to birth defects and trauma.
An otolaryngologistŐs education is complete after 4 to 5
years of residency training after medical school. To become
medically licensed, in otolaryngology, he/she must pass a
national written and oral examination.
In California, an otolarnygologist can also be licensed
to dispense hearing aids upon successfully passing the Hearing
Aid Dispensers Examination.