Hearing Tests

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What are Hearing Tests?

Hearing tests are essential evaluations that measure a person’s ability to hear various sounds and determine the extent of hearing loss. These tests are crucial for diagnosing hearing conditions that patients face, ensuring that they receive the necessary interventions to improve their quality of life.

Symptoms that You May Need To Undergo Specialised Hearing Tests Conducted by an ENT Doctor:

  • Persistent Hearing Loss: Although there’s no universally fixed duration after which one must seek help, a practical guideline is to consult a specialist if your hearing does not return to normal within a few hours to a day, especially if the hearing loss is severe. 
  • Sudden Hearing Loss or Hearing Changes: Any abrupt or significant changes in hearing should prompt a visit to an ENT specialist, as this might indicate a critical health condition.
  • Tinnitus: The presence of ringing or other noises in one or both ears typically requires further assessment by an ENT specialist to explore underlying causes.
  • Hyperacusis: Increased sensitivity to normal sounds, which can be distressing or uncomfortable, also necessitates a hearing evaluation by an ENT doctor. 

 

These symptoms are indicators of potential health issues affecting hearing, underscoring the importance of a professional evaluation.

When Should You See an ENT Specialist in Singapore?

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).

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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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