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.
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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.