Arizona Otolaryngology Consultants (AOC) was established in 1997 and has selected physicians with the highest level of training and expertise in ENT care and ENT subspecialty care. 


March 13, 2017

Like many health problems, conditions of the ears are best treated when diagnosed early. For this reason, the state of Arizona has legislation in place that requires schools to provide screenings for hearing disorders. 

Students typically have their hearing tested in kindergarten with subsequent hearing tests occurring each year until...

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February 13, 2017

Who: Anyone can have a deviated septum! In fact, about 80% of the population has some degree of this condition.

What: A septum is the little piece of cartilage that divides the two nostrils. When the septum deviates, it moves slightly off-center, causing the nose to appear crooked.


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January 1, 2017

The otolaryngologists at AOC Physicians often see patients come in suffering from dizziness and signs of vertigo. These two symptoms can be caused by a number of ear conditions, including diseases of the inner ear, viral infections, and more. However, by defining the symptom, a physician can better diagnose the underlying condition. Vertigo is...

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December 8, 2016

Parents have a big job after their child comes home from a tonsillectomy procedure. Between keeping a medication schedule and encouraging kids to eat with a sore throat, recovery can be tough on children. Many parents wonder when it’s ok for kids to return to school following their procedure. This can be a difficult decision because some kids...

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December 1, 2016

Different hearing aids exist for different needs and they typically sit behind the ear or inside the inner ear. Although dirt and debris may build up in different places depending on the hearing aid, it’s no secret these devices need regular cleaning and care. 

What not to do:

Our hearing specialists urge patients...

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November 11, 2016

Flu season is officially upon us, which is why everyone around you may be getting sick. It’s difficult to know what you could have, because conditions like the flu, cold, sinusitis, and strep throat share at least one or more symptoms. Still, when you develop a sore throat, some symptoms are self-explanatory, like a scratchy throat; or,...

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