Hearing Test - Lynne Lim ENT Centre

Hearing Test

New-borns and children of any age can have a hearing test, and our oldest patient is a spunky 104 year old. Our hearing tests are conducted in professionally constructed gold-standard sound-proof and sound-treated rooms, by professional audiologists who are specialised for kids and adults. Otoscopic Ear Examination The Ear Nose Throat Specialist/ENT Doctor will first […]

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Hearing Loss

Age-related Hearing Loss (Presbyacusis) Age-related hearing loss, known as presbyacusis, occurs slowly as tiny soundperception hair cells in the inner ear and hearing nerve deteriorate or gets damaged. The hearing loss is usually greater for high-pitched sounds at the start. Many are affected People may think admitting to hearing loss is stigmatising – but it

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Ear/Balance Treatment for Children

Ear / Balance / Tinnitus

Conditions managed Newborn – hearing loss – Can occur due to congenital infections (e.g. Rubella, CytoMegaloVirus, Toxoplasmosis, Herpes, Syphilis) or genetic causes with or without syndromes. Associated with some toxic drugs, ICU stay, hypoxaemia episodes, severe jaundice. Can result in cochlear, middle or outer ear hearing loss. Genetic hearing loss – There are over 200 types of genetic hearing

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Vertigo Treatment


When the Room Starts Spinning Vertigo is a sensation of the room spinning round, and more specific for earrelated giddiness. Non-specific giddiness more commonly due to none ear disorders are variously described as feeling woozy, faint, swaying or lightheaded. However, central brain disorders like strokes can cause vertigo, and nonspecific swaying giddiness can be ear

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Sinusitis Treatment


What is sinusitis? Sinusitis refers to an infection due to virus, bacteria or fungus; or an inflammation from allergies or chemicals like smoke/drug abuse/ cocaine of these sinuses. What are sinuses? Many people think the sinuses are in the nose, but they are actually next to the nose. Sinuses are about 10 air cavities situated

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Sick Female Having Ear Pain, Touching Her Pain


Tinnitus is the perception of ringing or buzzing in the ears without an external sound actually being present. Tinnitus comes in many forms – high-pitched, low-pitched, constant, rhythmic, buzzing, whooshing, crackling or even resembling the sound of crickets.  Most people experience some form of tinnitus and are usually not bothered by it. However, for some,

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Hearing loss in Children

Hearing Loss

Why do so many children get ear infections? And at what point do you consult a doctor or specialist? In this second of our specialist series with Dr Lynne Lim, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital & Farrer Park Medical Centre, we answer these and other common questions that we have about

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Sleep Apnea Treatment at Dr Lynne Lim ENT Centre

Snoring / Sleep Apnea

Causes of SNoring and sleep apnea In adults, the blockage may be from problems of deviated nose septum, large inferior turbinates, redundant/ low lying soft palate and medialized posterior tonsil pillars, poor pharyngeal tone, obesity, tongue base collapse/ hypertrophy, laryngeal collapse and mandibular retrognathia. More rarely from central brain pathology. (Read More: Snoring Across The

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Dr Lynne Lim with a kid patient

Children ENT Services

Children ENT Specialist in Singapore Children are not just mini-adults. Their anatomy, health reserve, disease presentation, development and psychosocial needs differ across the age groups of newborns, neonates, infants, toddlers, young and older children and those in their teenage years.  The investigations frequently need to be more comprehensive, with the full armamentarium available, to tailor

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Woman with a sore throat holding her neck

Head / Neck

Head and Neck Lumps Causes Some common lumps Salivary gland lumps – These could be benign or cancerous tumors, or swelling due to acute or chronic infections or stones blocking the salivary ducts. The main glands are the parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands. Neck lymph nodes – These could be benign or cancerous nodes, and due to

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