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  • New Treatment for Sinusitis | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    States it is more prevalent than arthritis and high blood pressure The symptoms sinusitis include headache facial pain pressure blocked nose nose discharge loss of smell cough a post nasal drip and fatigue Types of sinusitis Sinusitis usually follows a clod or an allergy attack Initially an acute sinusitis occurs If the symptoms persist for more than three months then it becomes a chronic sinusitis Treatment Acute sinusitis treated with antibiotics and occasionally a sinus washout Chronic sinusitis is usually not reversible with medication For a long time Endoscopic Sinus Surgery was the standard operation in the surgical management of sinusitis This uses endoscopes for us to clear infected tissue in the nose and sinuses with minimally invasive procedures With the introduction of Balloon Sinuplasty technology a less invasive way to manage sinus infection is available Balloon Sinuplasty TM devices are FDA cleared catheter based technologies specifically designed to navigate the tortuous sinus anatomy The Relieva TM Sinus Balloon system is used to open the blocked sinus opening and in many cases without tissue or bone removal Using the Relieva Sinus Balloon system the blocked sinus opening is gently dilated restoring normal sinus drainage and function X Ray guides the placement of the balloon to dilate the sinus opening But come April this year LUMA balloon sinuplasty will be available This uses light to confirm the placement of the balloon With this treatment under local anaesthesia in a clinic setting will become a possibility Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty 1 Safe and effective involves some risk studies demonstrate that the Balloon Sinuplasty system may be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis 2 Minimally invasive The technology uses small soft flexible devices introduced entirely through the nostrils These devices gently open blocked sinuses 3 Reduced bleeding In many cases no tissue or bone is removed during surgery using this technology because of this there may be reduced bleeding As a result the need for uncomfortable nasal packing may also be eliminated 4 Fast recovery time While recovery time varies with each patient some patients have been known to return to normal activities within 24 hours 5 Does not limit treatment options The Balloon Sinuplasty technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies and or surgical techniques It does not limit future treatment options if a patient has progressive disease Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica

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  • Sinus & Sinusitis | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    forehead area and the sphenoid in the centre of the head What is SINUSITIS Sinusitis is the inflammation or infection of the sinuses It invariably starts as a simple cold or flu But unlike a cold the symptoms persist beyond a week to 2 weeks What are the Symptoms of Sinusitis A blocked nose runny nose with thick mucus postnasal drip with phlegm and cough facial pain and headaches with or without fever are symptoms of sinusitis In the acute or early infection the symptoms are more severe Over time the symptoms become less bothersome but remain persistent Individuals that have symptoms of persistent phlegm mucus clearing of throat cough and blocked nose need to exclude sinus infection especially if these take place after flu The underlying problem is a blocked sinus opening damming infected material in the sinuses Only when the choked point is clear will the sinuses recover What is the relation of Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis Sinusitis is the inflammation of the sinuses While allergic rhinitis does not cause sinusitis directly individuals with allergic rhinitis are more prone to have sinusitis The sinus infection also tends to be more severe In the treatment of the sinusitis allergic rhinitis must also be addressed otherwise the symptoms of sinusitis can become chronic What is the treatment for sinusitis Treatment of sinusitis is initially with medication These include antibiotics and medicine to clear the phlegm and mucus If after several courses of antibiotics and symptoms still persist an evaluation by an ENT surgeon is needed to rule out problems of allergy polyps structural abnormalities and tumours making the symptoms persistent If medical treatment is not successful a CT scan X Ray of the sinus will be needed to evaluate the extent of infection Surgery may be needed to clean the sinus and unblock the choked sinus Currently the operation of choice is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery This is a minimally invasive surgery done by endoscopes with no cuts on the face or gum Computerised image guided surgery system is currently available to make the endoscopic sinus surgery more complete safer and more accurate especially in repeat surgery Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/articles/sinus-sinusitis/sinus-sinusitis.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Balloon Sinuplasty | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    Sinuplasty Latest Technique in Sinus Treatment For a long time Endoscopic Sinus Surgery was the standard operation in the surgical management of sinusitis With the introduction of Balloon Sinuplasty technology a less invasive way to manage sinus infection is available Balloon Sinuplasty TM devices are FDA cleared catheter based technologies specifically designed to navigate the tortuous sinus anatomy The Relieva TM Sinus Balloon system is used to open the blocked sinus ostium and in many cases without tissue or bone removal Using the Relieva Sinus Balloon system the blocked sinus ostium is gently dilated restoring normal sinus drainage and function Benefits of Balloon Sinuplasty 1 Safe and effective involves some risk studies demonstrate that the Balloon Sinuplasty system may be safe and effective in relieving symptoms of sinusitis 2 Minimally invasive The technology uses small soft flexible devices introduced entirely through the nostrils These devices gently open blocked sinuses 3 Reduced bleeding In many cases no tissue or bone is removed during surgery using this technology because of this there may be reduced bleeding As a result the need for uncomfortable nasal packing may also be eliminated 4 Fast recovery time While recovery time varies with each patient some patients have been known to return to normal activities within 24 hours 5 Does not limit treatment options The Balloon Sinuplasty technology is an endoscopic tool and may be used with other medical therapies and or surgical techniques It does not limit future treatment options if a patient has progressive disease Balloon Sinuplasty Technology Step 1 Using the Relieva Balloon Sinuplasty system the otolaryngologist gains access to the target sinus with a Sinus Guide Catheter and a flexible Sinus Guidewire Then a Sinus Balloon Catheter is advanced over the Sinus Guidewire Step 2 The Sinus Balloon Catheter is positioned across the blocked ostium and gently inflated Step 3 The Relieva system is removed leaving an open sinus ostium and restoring normal sinus drainage and function Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Republic of Kuwait

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/articles/sinus-sinusitis/balloon-sinuplasty-latest-technique-sinus-treatment.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Ear and Hearing | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    Asthmatic Patient Experience of an Asthmatic Patient Overcome Your Allergies Sinus Sinusitis New Treatment for Sinusitis Sinus Sinusitis Balloon Sinuplasty Latest Technique in Sinus Treatment Ear Hearing Causes of hearing loss Hearing Aid Structure of the ear Noise Induced Deafness EAR WAX Children ENT Common Ear Nose Throat Problems in Children General Information NOSE BLEEDS Nose Cancer Salivary Gland Stones Thyroid TINNITUS Tonsils Adenoids CONTACT Ear Hearing Structure of the ear Cause of hearing loss Hearing Aid Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia the Former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia Federated States of Moldova Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan

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  • Causes of Hearing Loss | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    impairment of the sensory unit consisting of the auditory nerve and the hair cells that excite it Sensorineural hearing loss results from disorders of the cochlea the cochlea is in the inner ear or the auditory nerve and its central connections Causes of sensorineural hearing loss can be divided into two groups i Congenital deafness Congenital deafness may present at birth and it is the aim of newborn hearing screening to identify these babies at an early age Some congenital conditions may not become evident until the child is older During the pre and perinatal periods babies are subjected to various factors which can affect their hearing for example infections such as mumps meningitis cytomegalovirus and rubella ii Acquired deafness Similarly in adults other causes include Exposure to sustained or sudden loud noise Ménières disease Toxic reactions to medication Trauma such as a severe head injury Tumours Age related hearing loss Presbycusis It first affects the highest pitches or frequencies This means that many of the consonants such as the letters F S T and the sound SH are not heard properly This affects conversation and understanding of what is said on the telephone Treatment Hearing aids Hearing aids are devices that amplify sounds They can be used in both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss Their use usually improves the affected person s quality of life considerably However among people who are profoundly deaf some may get very limited or even zero benefit from hearing aids but this is not predictable from the audiogram alone They last 5 years on average The hearing aid consists of A microphone to pick up sound signals A battery powered amplifier to amplify sound signals A receiver to deliver the amplified sound to the ear canal Digital aids are programmable to individual hearing requirements The settings can be controlled to match the hearing loss frequency only thereby cutting out amplification of background noises However the benefit is limited in real life situations Many digital hearing aids are designed to reduce steady kinds of background noise such as the rumble of traffic or the whirr of a fan This can make listening more comfortable but it does not necessarily enable the user to pick out a single voice from everything else going on especially when several people are talking at once Directional microphone systems amplify sounds that come from the front of the person more than sounds to the side or behind them This makes it easier for the person to focus on what they want to listen to in a noisy place The user can switch between directional and all round sound depending on what they need to hear at the time Some digital aids will detect where the noise is coming from and automatically adjust to reduce the noise selectively However a hearing aid cannot know what the person wants to listen to Hearing aids require reasonable care and cleaning and are powered by dry batteries which need replacing from time to time

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/articles/ear-hearing/hearing-loss.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Hearing Aid | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    the technology component that rests behind the ear and another part where the case connects to a plastic tubing to a custom made earmould that directs the amplified sound into the ear E Open Fit Open fit technology is a recent development in digital hearing aid technology that is proving to be very popular with certain types of hearing aid users They have been specifically designed to provide a discreet and natural sounding solution for people with moderate and particularly to high frequency hearing loss Lack of clarity rather than volume They are not particularly suited to people that have lost lots of volume with their hearing loss Open fit technology on the ear OTE RITE is typically a small stylish digital hearing device that sits behind the top of the ear This unit is then attached to a thin slender fitted tube that locates into the ear canal and is held in place with a flexible silicone or custom made tip These tips are normally fitted with large vents to allow as much natural sound into the ear as possible whilst still presenting amplification where its needed in a very targeted way Due to the size of these devices they tend to be fitted with no controls this means they are cosmetically virtually invisible and very easy to use This type of device overcomes some of the traditional problems encountered by hearing aid users with moderate high frequency hearing loss such as their own voice sounding strange an echo effect to the sounds that they hear and the time it can take for the ear to become used to the feel of an in the ear hearing aid They are so light and comfortable you should be able to forget you are wearing this type of device almost immediately F Bluetooth Technology The Bluetooth LoopSet enables hearing aid users to avoid interference from the mobile phone by removing the phone to safe distance from the hearing aid In a time of a call a signal from the mobile phone is wirelessly sent to the Bluetooth LoopSet it gets processed cleared and amplified and then send to the user s hearing aid The hearing aid processes the signal once again and adjusts it to the user s personal level The Bluetooth technology also allows the hearing aid to be linked with other devices like TV ipod MP3s etc Services At CENTAS we work closely with our hearing care provider to provide custom concise solutions for our patients Their wide range of brands and products ensure unlimited choice of solutions to meet your needs using state of the art technology Hearing aids can be ready in 24 hours for urgent cases and the products come with 2 years full product warranty For those who are unsure on the suitability of the products short term trial can be provided until they are sure on their purchase Book an appointment with HealthSense Specialist Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and

    Original URL path: http://www.entdoctor.com.sg/articles/ear-hearing/hearing-aid.html (2012-12-21)
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  • Structure of the Ear | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    outer ear consists of the pinna the ear canal and the eardrum The middle ear is a small hollow air filled cavity behind the eardrum The smallest bones of the body the malleus incus and stapes are located in the middle ear The malleus is attached to the eardrum The incus connects the malleus to the stapes The footplate of the stapes is imbedded in the oval window of the cochlea They all work together in a chain to mechanically transmit and amplify sound The inner ear or cochlea is a snail shaped structure that is filled with fluid and tiny hair cells Their function is to send nerve impulses to the brain Most people with hearing losses due to the aging process and many who have hearing losses for other reasons have them because of damage to this area Book an appointment with Dr YT Pang to look at your ENT problems and get cured Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of

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  • Noise Induced Deafness | ENT Doctor Singapore: Treatment of Ear Nose Throat Allergy and Snoring - Dr. Y T Pang at Health Sense Specialists
    Salivary Gland Stones Thyroid TINNITUS Tonsils Adenoids CONTACT Noise Induced Deafness Noise Induced Deafness We are exposed to noise every day This can be from radio the traffic and television Normally we hear these sounds at safe levels and it does not affect our hearing However when we are exposed to harmful noise very loud noise for prolonged duration the sensory nerve cells in our ears can be affected Over a period of time this excessive exposure can cause damage to the nerve cells resulting in hearing loss This is termed Noise Induced Deafness This is irreversible and progresses with each exposure Noise induced deafness is generally found in workers of heavy industries such as construction shipping printing presses and piling works In the past 2 decades there is an explosion of hearing impairment amongst our young adults Globally it has been estimated that 30 of young adults each has hearing impairment from noise exposure This is primarily due to the use of portable media players over this time In a recent survey done at the National University of Singapore more than 90 of students have your own personal media player Prolonged listening to loud music can lead noise induced deafness It is generally recognised that noise exposure in excess of 85 dB for more than 8 hours a day will cause hearing damage So it is important that are individuals who worked in a noisy environment undergo regular hearing assessment and to wear appropriate protective devices in your work For those that use portable media players it is also important for them to be aware of this danger and to reduce the intensity of the music that they listen to Education is of primary importance in preventing long term hearing impairment This should be incorporated in health education or in the science syllabus in our schools To get an accurate assessment of your hearing problems consult the Singapore ENT Specialist Dr YT Pang at the Centre for Ear Nose Throat Allergy Snoring CENTAS Search Quick Enquiry Name Phone Required Your Email Address Required Country Your Country Afghanistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Timor Leste Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Congo the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands Malvinas Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guinea Guinea Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Vatican City State Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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