The ears, nose and throat are important parts of your body that are used on a daily basis. The ears are sensory organs that are not only related to hearing, but also function to provide you with a sense of balance. The nose is also a sensory organ that not only provides your sense of smell, but also partially provides for your sense of taste. The nose also plays an important function in humidifying air as well as defensive mechanisms to preventing germs from entering the body. The throat provides the rout for both air to reach the lungs, as well as the route for food and water to enter your digestive tract. Otorhinolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose and throat) diseases is a medical field specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms, diseases or injuries in the ears, nose, para-nasal sinuses, mouth, pharynx, larynx or neck.