Dr. Ronald Chin’s Explanation Of Cerumen Impaction
Cerumen is commonly known as ear wax, which acts as a protective layer for the ear canal. Excessive amounts of ear wax can cause impaction. It’s usually caused by cerumen overproduction, narrowing of the ear canal, or an obstruction created by an ear canal disease.
Some risk factors are cotton buds, ear plugs, and hearing aids.
For mild cases, it can be asymptomatic. However, symptoms usually include hearing loss, ear fullness, otalgia, tinnitus, and vertigo. Otoscope examinations are used to diagnose this.
Treatments for this include wax softening agents, manual debridement, and irrigation.
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Dr Ronald Chin is an Australian trained Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon.
After graduating as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Dr Chin undertook further specialised training in Head and Neck Cancer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
He has published many research papers and is an active teacher and scholar.
As part of his subspecialty training, Dr Chin has training in Laser, Da Vinci Robotic, Flex Robotic and complex surgical techniques.
In addition to specialised Head and Neck Cancer, Dr Chin also enjoys general adult and paediatric ENT Surgery and practices sinus, snoring/sleep and general paediatric ENT Surgical procedures.
Dr Ronald Chin works as a general Otolaryngologist, offering a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatments including ear surgery, nose surgery and throat surgery. He provides treatment for chronic conditions such as tonsillitis, sinus problems and problems with hearing.
He is also involved in the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions such as facial paralysis, head and neck cancer and sleep apnea. As well as performing surgery on children, he also provides specialist care for adults, including the treatment of throat disorders, voice loss and ear problems.
Dr Chin has also served as a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, a Conjoint Associate Professor at Western Sydney University and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.