Research unit for ear-nose-throat, oral surgery and eye diseases

Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science

Research unit for ear-nose-throat, oral surgery and eye diseases

The research unit is multidisciplinary and we study the senses of smell, taste, hearing, balance and sight. We are the same research unit at the university as at the hospital and could have been called the sensory clinic instead of the more complex ear-nose-throat, oral surgery and eye diseases.

We carry out research and education in the following fields:

All the researchers in the unit are employed at both the university and the hospital. We are clinicians and our research is clinically oriented. We want to understand the basic mechanisms of diseases and the risk factors involved. We further seek evidence-based knowledge about the medical and surgical treatment we offer and how it affects the individual patient, the health services and society. Our patients and study participants are of all ages, from premature infants to the elderly. Part of the research is innovation-oriented and includes the development of surgical equipment and services. The aim is to improve function and treatment and minimize costs for the health service. Besides St. Olav hospital, our most important partners are the primary health care service, Trøndelag county municipality, other hospitals both in the region and nationally, and other research groups at NTNU.

We are responsible for the education in ear-nose-throat, oral surgery and eye diseases at the medical school and at several bachelor and master courses. The group also supervises students at master’s and PhD level.

Our vision: "Research and innovation for excellent patient care".