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Department Spotlight

Ear, Nose & Throat

Hattiesburg Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat treats patients with medical conditions that affect the ears, nose, throat and related areas. This includes problems with speech and hearing, sinus issues, allergies and otitis media (also known as ear infection).

The department’s specialized services also entail audiological testing and examination with an expert who is qualified to conduct hearing aid evaluations, fittings and orientations. Speech-language pathology is also a focus of the department in an effort to assess, diagnose and treat disorders related to speech, language, communication and swallowing. Testing and treatment for allergies is also offered.

One particular service the department highlights is a procedure to treat chronic sinusitis, a condition the CDC says affects nearly 30 million U.S. adults.

“For the past couple of years, we have been doing a sinus procedure in the office called balloon sinuplasty. This is a procedure that ENT provides for the treatment of blocked sinuses,” said Shannon Freeman, manager at Ear, Nose & Throat.

The ENT team is made up of four providers, who are all certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology; two audiologists; one speech pathologist; and 15 employees. Aside from their primary practice, the physicians travel to see patients in Lucedale and Picayune.

For fun, the staff participates in an ongoing game of “Secret Pals.”

“We have secret pals all year that bring happies for birthdays and Christmas. At Christmas, we reveal who we have. This is something we do to stay close and get to know one another better,” said Freeman.

Hattiesburg Clinic Ear, Nose & Throat is located at 1605 S. 28th Ave., Hattiesburg, MS, and can be reached at 601-579-3310.