ENTtoday: January 2014


What the Affordable Care Act Means for Otolaryngologists and Their Patients

While the health reform effort may have only a modest impact overall on otolaryngology, physicians expect greater focus on developing applicable quality measurements for the specialty, a shift to patient-centered access of care, and more training in public policy issues for otolaryngology trainees and residents


Health Policy

How Will the Affordable Care Act Impact Otolaryngology?

Analysts predict the influx of insured patients that are expected to flood the healthcare system will likely shrink physician reimbursements, cause some otolaryngologists to flock to larger healthcare systems or limit access to patients with private insurance plans, and exacerbate the shortage of specialists


How to Help Patients With Single-Sided Deafness Relearn Music

One of the most debilitating adverse effects of acquired single-sided deafness (SSD) is the inability to experience the subtle nuances of music due to the loss of binaural hearing. Although this degradation is common in SSD patients, it is not unfixable.