Dr. Ronald Chin’s Explanation of Types Of Hearing Loss
There are mainly 3 kinds of hearing loss- conductive hearing loss, mixed hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss.
Conductive hearing loss can be caused by the interference of the conduction of sound to the cochlea or any external and internal ear disease.
Sensorineural hearing loss happens when there’s a defect in the conversion of sound energy to nerve impulses or a defect in transmitting nerve impulses to the cortex.
Mix hearing loss is when someone has both conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.
Audiologic testing offers a measurement of hearing level thresholds by AC (air conduction) and (BC) bone conduction. In conductive hearing loss, the BC is in the normal range, while AC is outside the normal range. The difference between AC and BC thresholds is over 10dB.
In sensorineural hearing loss, both BC and AC are below normal. The difference between AC and BC thresholds is under 10dB.
In mixed hearing loss, both AC and BC thresholds are below normal. The gap between these 2 thresholds is over 10 dB.
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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.