Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology
Welcome to the Department of Otolaryngology at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
As part of the Kingston Regional Health Science Centre, we strive to provide the highest quality of care for patients with disorders of the Ears, Nose, and Throat. As one of Hotel Dieu Hospital's designated Academic Clinical departments, we strive to create a regional center of excellence following the mission and philosophy of our institution.
In association with the Faculty of Medicine at Queen's University, we educate medical students, residents, peers, allied health personnel, patients, the public, and ourselves through formal teaching, clinical teaching, clinically related research and the creation of an atmosphere of scientific and clinical inquiry.
A collaboration between the Departments of Otolaryngology, Audiology, and Family Medicine at KHSC has produced an evidence-based review of the management of tinnitus. It was the feature article on the cover of this month's journal Canadian Family Physician.
ICES is a not-for-profit research institute encompassing a community of research, data and clinical experts, and a secure and accessible array of Ontario's health-related data. Dr. Beyea's research with ICES uses population-based data to evaluate predictive and preventative factors involving ear disease and hearing loss.
With several successful cases under its belt, an innovative new program is officially underway at Kingston Health Sciences Centre to restore hearing to many patients who can’t be treated with regular hearing aids. The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) program in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Audiology/Speech Language Pathology at the HDH site has been approved to implant 10 BAHA devices each year. This is welcome news for the many patients who have been identified as candidates for this treatment. Patients from our region previously needed to travel outside of our LHIN for the procedure.