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An ENT is a physician who medically treats disorders of the ear, nose, and Throat. Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors have normal MD degrees along with advanced training specifically in disorders of the ear, nose, throat, as well as the and head and neck. Neurotologists are the specialists of the specialist. They focus only on the ear and related structures and considered the most highly trained medical experts regarding the ear.
Otologists or neurotologists are physicians who in addition to their ENT training and internship experience continue their specialized training for an additional year or more in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders specifically of the ear.
HEARING AIDS COSTS IN AN OTOLARYNGOLOGIST PRACTICE
Most otolarynolgogists, neuro-otologists, and otologists have audiologists in their employ who sell hearing aids as a way to generate more income. Usually the cost to consumers is much higher when this happens. While some of the procedures may be covered under insurance, the hearing aids are rarely, if ever, covered by insurance.