Snoring is a common complaint of patients (and their spouses) treated by otolaryngologists.
Practice Focus » Sleep Medicine
If recent evidence showing that a hearing injury in infants is a predictor of susceptibility to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is validated with further studies, a perplexing and horrifying syndrome that has caused much consternation and anguish may potentially be detected by a simple hearing test at birth.
As reported previously in ENToday, as many as 18 million Americans might have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with an apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) > 5.0 events per hour of sleep, according to the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research report, Wake up America: A National Sleep Alert.
When it comes to performing surgery for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), there are a variety of procedures that can be done, but otolaryngologists sometimes have personal preferences, and preferences can affect everything from how diagnoses are made to the type of surgery performed, often with similar end results.