In Latvia, a wide range of tests are available for both adults and children. During a consultation, an otorhinolaryngologist will conduct a diagnosis of disease of the nose, throat, nasopharynx and ears, as well as ordering additional tests if necessary. A visit to an ear, nose and throat specialist is recommended, if you have:
Otoscopy – this test is conducted with a microscope or digital otoscope which makes it possible to view and evaluate ear bones and eardrum.
Tympanometry and Reflexometry are used for in-depth examination of the middle ear. A tympanometer determines the mobility of the eardrum, drum cavity pressure and the mobility of ear bones.
Audiometry determines the acuity of hearing, the hearing threshold and sensitivity in both children and adults. It helps to diagnose middle ear and inner ear ailments. The examination is conducted with electroacoustic apparatus, and patients also have access to a world-class audiometry cabin.
Head impulse tests help an otoneurologist to assess vestibular reflexes and differentiate dizziness in the head related to the pathologies in the ear, nose and throat organs. This is particularly important for patients with balance problems.
Nasal cavity and nasopharynx endoscopy assess membrane and anatomical structure or diagnose pathological process in the ear, nose and throat organs. The examination is conducted under a local anaesthetic.
Fibrolaryngoscopy helps to assess the ear, nose and throat organs and exclude the possibility of oncological illnesses in the nose, nasopharynx, throat and larynx. The examination is conducted with a 2 mm long flexible nasopharynx endoscope. At the same time, a biopsy and plating are performed.
In special cases, additional tests can also be carried out including radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance.
Nasal sinus vacuum rinsing
A therapeutic method to treat nasal sinus infections. During the treatment, mucus and pus are sucked out of the nose with a vacuum pump, thus reducing infection. The patient will find that his breathing immediately becomes easier. Vacuum rinsing must usually be carried out at least 4−5 times.
Insertion of medicines into the larynx
In cases of acute and chronic vocal cord infections, various oils and medicines are applied to the vocal cords under visual control. During the treatment, special laryngeal syringes are used.
This treatment is conducted with a special device for performing physiotherapy on middle ear infections. Pressure and vibration move the eardrum, and this induces discharge of fluid from the drum cavity. Pain is reduced and hearing perception is stimulated. The treatment lasts for 5−15 minutes.
Various types of surgical treatment are available:
Which medical institutions offer otolaryngology services?
A wide range of ENT services is offered by several hospitals – clinics of general profile, as well as specialized ENT clinics.
Are ENT services available also for children?
Yes, all ear, nose, and throat (ENT) services are available for both children and adults. Services for children are offered by the Children’s Clinical University Hospital, as well as the ENT Clinic Riga, and the Medical Society ARS.
Is help available also on weekends and holidays?
If a child’s situation is acute, you must visit the Children’s Clinical University Hospital. If ENT services are necessary for adults in Riga, 24-hour emergency assistance is provided by the Medical Society ARS.
What does otorhinolaryngology involve?
Otorhinolaryngology includes a wide range of manipulations for the nose, throat, and ears. An otorhinolaryngologist is able to help not only in acute situations, but also with hearing impairment and speech impediments. Clinics that offer ENT services also offer a wide range of related services, such as speech therapist consultations and classes, head impulse tests, audiometry, hearing aid selection and adjustment, tympanometry, medication insertion in the larynx, nasopharynx and nasal cavity endoscopy, as well as many other services.
How to know if it is an otorhinolaryngology-related health issue?
This can be best answered by your doctor. Indeed, many illnesses can be related to other parts of the body, therefore an otorhinolaryngologist will determine you need a visit to the otoneurologist, allergist, gastroenterologist, audiologist, pediatric neurologist, pediatrician, or infectologist.
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