Voluntary health organizations active in the prevention or treatment of diseases or conditions that affect the head and neck including the ears, the respiratory and upper alimentary systems, the face, the jaws and related structures. The related medical specialty is otolaryngology.
Key words: Apnea; Cheyne-Stokes Respiration; Ciliary Motility Disorders; Cochlear Diseases; Croup; Deafness; Endolymphatic Hydrops; Glue Ear; Hearing Disorders; Hearing Impairments; Hearing Loss; Herpes Zoster Oticus; Hyperacusis; Hyperventilation; Kartagener Syndrome; Labyrinth Diseases; Labyrinthitis; Laryngeal Diseases; Laryngismus; Laryngitis; Laryngostenosis; Menieres Disease; Middle Ear Cholesteatoma; Motion Sickness; Nasopharyngeal Diseases; Nose Diseases; Otitis; Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases; Otosclerosis; Pharyngeal Diseases; Pharyngeal Diseases; Pharyngitis; Retrocochlear Diseases; Retropharyngeal Abscess; Rhinoscleroma; Sinusitis; Sleep Apnea; Thoracic Diseases; Tinnitus; Tone Deafness; Tonsillitis; Tympanic Membrane Perforation; Velopharyngeal Insufficiency; Vertigo; Vestibular Diseases; Vocal Cord Paralysis; Voice Disorders; Whooping Cough
Scope notes: Voluntary Health Agencies provide patient assistance and family support, community services, public and professional education, medical research support, and health-related advocacy.
USE E86 Patient & Family Support for disease-specific organizations that provide only patient & family support.
USE N20 Camps for organizations that provide camping opportunities targeting ill children and youth.
USE the P80 Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations for organizations that provide social services for patients and family of people with health conditions.