Dr Ronald Chin’s Way of Examining the Ear Paediatric Otolaryngology
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Dr Ronald Chin’s Way of Examining the Ear

Dr Ronald Chin’s Way of Examining the Ear

Firstly to asses the external ear, check its size, shape, position, and overall condition. Also looks for any scars, swelling, redness, tenderness, or unusual features in the areas behind the ear and the bony region called the mastoid.

Next, use an otoscope to examine the ear canal and tympanic membrane. Check if the ear canal is open and clean, and look for any sores, discharge, or foreign objects.

Focus on the eardrum, noting landmarks like the handle and lateral process of the malleus, as well as the pars tensa and pars flaccida. Also, examine the eardrum’s color, transparency, and any abnormalities such as bulging, retraction, or perforation.

To assess hearing loss, Dr. Chin employs tuning forks and small metal instruments that produce sound. He performs two common tests using a 512 Hz tuning fork. The Weber Test and the Rinne Test.

Glue ear, after draining the ear drum

Glue ear, intact ear drum

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