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Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Baltimore, MD 21287-0910
The American Otologic Society (AOS) is a medical specialty society that was founded in 1868 as a society focused on aural medicine (e.g., otology and otolaryngology). Otology is the study of the ear including the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the ear. Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the ear, nose, and throat and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, disorders, or injuries affecting such bodily structures. The American Otologic Society is dedicated to advancing and promoting medical and surgical otology including the rehabilitation of individuals with hearing impairment; encouraging and promoting research in otology and related disciplines; conducting an annual meeting of members for the presentation and discussion of scientific papers and the transaction of business affairs of the Society; and publishing the papers and discussion presented during the scientific program and the proceedings of the business meetings. The Society also publishes a regular newsletter for members, grants annual awards including "The Award of Merit" and the "Guest of Honor," and has a web site on the Internet.
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