Dr. Ronald Chin’s Way of Examining The Cranial Nerves
During a head and neck examination, it is crucial to assess the cranial nerves
CN I – by evaluating smell sensation in each nostril
CN II – is assessed for visual acuity in each eye individually
CN III, IV, VI – eye coordination is checked
CN V – perform sensory examination on the forehead, cheek, and chin, along with assessing the muscles used for chewing.
CN VII – through facial expressions and movements.
CN VIII – with tuning forks or whispering
CN IX, X – assess for sensation in the throat, including the posterior third of the tongue, palatal elevation, vocal cord function, and swallowing
CN XI – check the strength of the sternocleidomastoid and trapeziu muscles to ensure proper functioning.
CN XII – evaluate tongue movement for strength
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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.