ENT Devices in India
Otolaryngology, Otorhinolaryngology or Ear Nose & Throat (ENT) is the field of medicine involving those specific areas of the human body and other related areas of the neck and face. In India, otolaryngology medical devices allow treatment of issues such as chronic ear infection, sinusitis, snoring and sleep apnea, hearing loss, allergies and hay fever, swallowing disorders, nosebleeds, hoarseness, dizziness, and head and neck cancer.
Major ENT devices subcategories utilized in India are:
- Inspection device such as otoscopes, ENT microscopes, pharyngoscopes, laryngoscopes, nasal endoscopes and bronchoscopes
- Equipment such as ENT workstations, ENT chairs, exam tables, surgical tables and hearing test chambers
- Therapeutic devices such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, auditory brainstem implants,
middle ear prostheses, apnea devices, sinus balloon catheters and vocal fold augmentation devices
- Consumables such as ear packing, nasal packing and tracheostomy tubes
The global ENT device market is forecasted to exceed $13 billion by 2017 growing at 7 percent annually and is driven by the increased adoption of technologically advanced equipment. In India, there are ENT specialists in every significant city but advanced surgeries are offered only in the largest urban areas.