Position Statement

Management of Otosclerosis

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes otosclerosis as a condition of abnormal bone growth that results in a progressive conductive hearing loss.

Allergy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. states that the management of allergic disorders is an integral part of the specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Adopted 10/20/1982 Revised 2/4/1989 Reviewed 2/27/1993

Ambulatory Procedures

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) recognizes the existence of lists of surgical procedures that may be appropriately performed in an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) setting.

Choice of Physicians

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.  strongly supports, as being in the public interest, the establishment of reimbursement plans by third-party payers that promote the patient's freedom of choice of physicians among a

Debridement of the Sinus Cavity after ESS

Debridement of the sinus cavity is a procedure commonly performed following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).

Delineation of Hospital Privileges

The ultimate responsibility for delineating clinical privileges in the hospital setting rests with the institution's governing board and is discharged through the organized medical staff.

Disorders of the Equilibrium and Drivers Licensing Boards

The Equilibrium Subcommittee and the Hearing and Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Communicable Diseases

Treatment should not be denied to patients with communicable diseases if indicated for their condition.

Position Statement on Cochlear Implants

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Inc. considers unilateral and bilateral cochlear implantation as appropriate treatment for adults and children with severe to profound hearing loss.

Botulinum Toxin Treatment

Section I. Treatment of Spasmodic Dysphonia (Laryngeal Dystonia)

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