The New Zealand Society of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery (NZSOHNS) is the organisation which represents Otolaryngologists/Head & Neck Surgeons (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons) in New Zealand. The membership of the NZSOHNS is composed primarily of Otolaryngologists/Head & Neck Surgeons registered in New Zealand.
Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and head & neck, including:
- Hearing loss
- Nasal and sinus disease
- Voice and swallowing problems
- Snoring and upper airway blockage
- Salivary gland disorders
- Benign tumours of the head and neck
- Cancer of the head and neck (mouth, throat, sinuses and skin)
In conjunction with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the NZSOHNS administers the New Zealand National Training Programme to select and train New Zealand's future Otolaryngologists/Head & Neck Surgeons.
The NZSOHNS holds an Annual Scientific Meeting each year for the professional development of its members. Otolaryngologists/Head & Neck Surgeons from other countries are also welcome to attend.