Dr. Ronald Chin’s Explanation Of Congenital Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Congenital sensorineural hearing loss is an inner ear hearing loss that is present at birth. It can be either hereditary or non-hereditary. The hereditary defects can be classified as non-syndrome-associated and syndrome-associated.
65% of the cases are non-syndrome-associated. These include hearing impairment and autosomal recessive traits. And 35% of the cases are syndrome-associated. These include Charge syndrome, Alport syndrome, Waardenburg syndrome, and Teacher Collins syndrome.
Non-hereditary defects cause direct damage to the developing cochlea, which include intrauterine infections, teratogens, and medications. Factors related to the inner ear are prematurity, kernicterus, family history of childhood hearing impairment, and hypoxia.
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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.