An otolaryngologist specialty is remarkable in that it was the first medical specialty and devised the first type of hearing aid. It does take a long period of training before these doctors can practice on their own. I wonder if it is because it takes so much practice to operate on the ears, nose and throat. These body parts are so close to the brain and the ear and nose are complicated and delicate.
I have never been to an otolaryngologist. But my mother and brother have both had surgery on their noses for a deviated septum. The nostrils were painful for sometime after, but they were glad to be able to breathe better.
An otolaryngologist is trained to work on a lot of different medical problems - birth defects, hearing , sleep, and sinus
problems. They must have lots of medical knowledge and skill.
The name of this medical specialty is a mouthful. I don't think I could get it out of my mouth unless I read it syllable by syllable.