This issue of Otolaryngologic Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Natasha Mirza and Jennifer Y. Lee, is devoted to Geriatric Otolaryngology. Articles in this issue include: Economics of the Aging Population: The expected growth and demand for Otolaryngology services; Hearing: Presbycusis and innovations in hearing augmentation; Vertigo and Dizziness: Understanding and Managing Falls Risk; Head and Neck Cancer; Endocrine Surgery; Voice Alteration; Dysphagia; Gastroesophageal/LaryngoPharyngeal Reflux; The Aging Face; Rhinitis and Sinusitis; Smell and Taste; Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing; Medical and Preoperative Evaluation of the Elderly Patient; and The Emerging Field of Geriatric Otolaryngology.
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Foreword: Treating the Elderly with Science and Dignity
Preface: Geriatric Otolaryngology
Aging in the United States: Opportunities and Challenges for Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Vertigo and Dizziness: Understanding and Managing Fall Risk
Head and Neck Cancer and the Elderly Patient
Endocrine Surgery in the Geriatric Population
Voice Changes in the Elderly
Dysphagia in the Older Patient
The Effects of Reflux on the Elderly: The Problems with Medications and Interventions
Facial Plastic Surgery in the Geriatric Population
Rhinitis and Sinusitis in the Geriatric Population
Age-Related Deficits in Taste and Smell
Sleep Apnea and Sleep-Disordered Breathing
Medical and Preoperative Evaluation of the Older Adult
The Emerging Field of Geriatric Otolaryngology
Lee, Jennifer Y. Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford California.