The ears, nose, and throat play important roles in a person's ability to breathe, swallow, and communicate. The health of these structures, however, is frequently threatened by allergies, infectious diseases, trauma, and cancer. Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Sourcebook provides information about some of the most common disorders of the ears, nose, and throat. Readers will find descriptions of diseases and their symptoms as well as treatment options and reports on current research initiatives. The book also include a glossary of terms and an annotated directory of organizational resources with addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web site locations.