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Head and Neck

The Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins focuses on diagnosing and treating ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions including head and neck cancer.
U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks The Johns Hopkins Hospital as having among the top Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) programs in the country in its annual "America’s Best Hospitals" rankings.

Johns Hopkins Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery specialty areas include:

We are dedicated to providing patients with compassionate and innovative care; conducting cutting-edge research that translates into new therapies; and teaching the next generation of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery specialists who will provide patient care throughout the world.

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The Musical Brain: Novel Study of Jazz Players Shows Common Brain Circuitry Processes Both Music and Language
The brains of jazz musicians engrossed in spontaneous, improvisational musical conversation showed robust activation of brain areas traditionally associated with spoken language and syntax, which are used to interpret the structure of phrases and sentences. But this musical conversation shut down brain areas linked to semantics - those that process the meaning of spoken language, according to results of a study by Johns Hopkins researchers. Learn more about this study.


Hearing Loss Accelerates Brain Function Decline in Older Adults
Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than older adults whose hearing is normal, according to a new study by hearing experts at Johns Hopkins.  Learn more about these findings.