Hoarseness

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Hoarseness is a condition marked by changes in the pitch or quality of the voice, resulting in a weak, soft, strained, scratchy, or husky voice. It results from conditions affecting the voice box. While a hoarse voice following upper respiratory tract infections or prolonged shouting is normal, persistence beyond two weeks warrants medical attention.


At Aglow ENT Centre, our comprehensive evaluation begins with a detailed medical history and a flexible naso-endoscopy or video-stroboscopy to assess your voice box for potential pathology. Additional diagnostic tests, such as a Chest X-ray or Computer Topography Scan of your neck, chest, and brain, may also be conducted to determine a diagnosis.

 

Common causes of hoarseness include excessive use of voice, Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR), vocal cord lesions such as cysts, polyps, nodules, papilloma, or cancers, laryngitis, and vocal cord palsy.

 

Clinical Practice and Expertise

Please consult an ENT specialist if you are suffering from any ear, nose, or throat symptoms. It is also advisable to visit an ENT doctor if you experience persistent mouth breathing due to a chronic blocked nose or encounter snoring issues.

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 and Neck conditions. In particular, she specialises 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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