Ear, Nose & Throat

ENT deals with conditions of the ear, nose, and throat and related structures of the head and neck. Patients seek treatment from an ENT doctor for diseases of the ear, nose, throat, base of the skull, and for the surgical management of cancers and benign tumors of the head and neck.

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Hearing helps a child develop her speech and language skills. Hence, the importance of newborn hearing screens, which has become universal in hospitals all over the world. Children with hearing loss are being identified and treated at much younger... Read Full Answer
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Hearing loss increases the risk of dementia Individuals with moderate to severe hearing loss are up to 5 times as likely to develop dementia. The risk of developing dementia doubles for older adults with mild hearing loss, and triples for those w... Read Full Answer
What is endoscopic sinus surgery? Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS) is simply any surgical procedure for the sinuses performed through the nostrils and visualised with an endoscope. When sinus surgery is performed to treat a condition e.g.... Read Full Answer
The most common children's ENT conditions seen in my practice, and I believe in most ENT practices in Singapore, include: Impacted earwax Ear infections Nose allergies Nosebleeds Sinus and adenoid infections Frequent tonsil infections Sno... Read Full Answer

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The common causes of nasal obstruction in children seen in my practice include: Rhinitis- This refers to inflammation of the nasal cavity and can be allergic (e.g due to common house dust mites, cat/dog fur, pollens and mold) or non-allerg... Read Full Answer
Thank you for your question. Snoring occurs due to vibrations along the walls of a partially obstructed upper airway during sleep. While it is not uncommon for a child to snore during a cold/flu or after a long tiring day, there are some accompany... Read Full Answer