Specialized physicians for ears, nose and throat are known as ENT’s. These doctors also have sub-specialties, such as balloon sinoplasty, allergies, sinus and nasal surgery, Otolaryngology, head and neck cancer, Laryngology and voice disorders, and audiology. 

Ears, nose, and throat, tract are more interesting than most people think. While you may only think of your throat when it hurts or your nose when it stopped up, they are very important to your overall well being. There also some fun facts surrounding your ears, nose and throat.

Every single day, an adult passes about 20,000 liters of air through their nose. 

There average person has about 12 million olfactory receptor cells, unfortunately this number decreases as we get older. 

Your nose continues to grow as you age. By 19 the nose reaches its main shape, but changes as you age, drooping and lengthening over your lifetime. 

When a person gets scared or stressed, the production of earwax increase.. 

One whole liter of mucus is produced by the nose every day. Most people swallow the majority of it due to post nasal drip.

People can distinguish over 10,000 scents. In fact, the nose has close to 400 types of scent receptors that can detect about 1 trillion distinct odors. 

There are some living creatures that don’t hear with their ears. Male mosquitoes use their antennae’s to hear, fish respond to press change, and snakes use their jawbones.

For those suffering from chronic sinus problems, they don’t have to. Balloon Sunuplasty is a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure that has helped thousands of Americans. A thin balloon catheter is inserted into the nose. Then the balloon is gradually inflated to relieve blockages and widen the sinus pathways. This minimally invasive procedure enlarges the opening of the sinuses, reduce blockages and improve sinus drainage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Orlando ENT. With 30 years of experience in Central Florida, we are happy to help.

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