Hearing Loss

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Hearing impairment arises when there is an issue with one or multiple components of the ear, impacting individuals across all age groups. 

 

The condition manifests in two distinct types, each potentially stemming from various underlying problems.

 

  • Conductive Hearing Loss – The inability of sound waves to transmit effectively from the external environment to the cochlea. This impairment may stem from conditions within the outer ear canal, eardrum, middle ear bones, or middle ear space.
  • Sensorineural Hearing Loss This impairment can occur due to damage to the hearing organ (cochlea) or the auditory nerve (hearing nerve).

 

Our Singapore ENT Specialist, Dr Ker Liang, will take a complete history as well as conduct a comprehensive head and neck examination, focusing on the ear canal and tympanic membrane. We may perform endoscopic evaluations of the nose and nasopharynx, with occasional neurological assessments.

 

Audiograms and tympanograms are available at Aglow ENT Centre to diagnose and determine the severity and type of hearing loss. Radiological imaging, like CT scans or MRIs, may identify issues like acoustic neuromas.

 

Treatment varies based on the diagnosis, ranging from observation to medication or surgical interventions. ENT specialists can remove ear canal obstructions like wax or foreign bodies under a microscope. Topical antibiotics treat external ear infections, while eardrum perforations may require infection management or surgical repair.

 

Presbycusis, associated with ageing, generally requires no treatment. However, individuals are advised to protect their hearing and assess the need for hearing aids or implants.

Clinical Practice and Expertise

If you’re suffering from any ear, nose or throat symptoms that you’re troubled or concerned with long-lasting blocked nose with mouth breathing or snoring

Dr Ker Liang sees adults and children for general ENT conditions and provides comprehensive management in a broad range of Ear, Nose and Throat as well as Head & Neck conditions. She has a special interest in treating throat and voice conditions, including persistent sore throat, voice issues, snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Medical Teaching

Assistant Professor Ker Liang has a passion for teaching and is an Assistant Professor with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSOM). As the NUS-NUH Otolaryngology Department Undergraduate Medical Director, Dr Ker Liang supervises the training of medical students from YLLSOM, NUS. She is actively involved
in the training of postgraduate junior doctors and residents in the Head and Neck Surgery department. She was conferred with an Undergraduate Teaching Award by the National University Health System in 2016 for her outstanding efforts as an Otolaryngology educator.

Medical Teaching

Assistant Professor Ker Liang has a passion for teaching and is an Assistant Professor with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSOM). As the NUS-NUH Otolaryngology Department Undergraduate Medical Director, Dr Ker Liang supervises the training of medical students from YLLSOM, NUS. She is actively involved
in the training of postgraduate junior doctors and residents in the Head and Neck Surgery department. She was conferred with an Undergraduate Teaching Award by the National University Health System in 2016 for her outstanding efforts as an Otolaryngology educator.

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Dr Ker Liang
ENT Surgeon

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin),
MMed (ORL), ACGME-I (ORL)

Specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the

ENT system, our doctor brings expertise, compassion, and a personalised approach to

every patient interaction. From common concerns such as allergies and sinus issues to

more complex conditions like hearing loss and throat disorders, our ENT specialist is

equipped to address your unique health needs with skill. 

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