Common Symptoms of
Geriatric ENT Conditions
Treatment Options for Geriatric ENT Conditions
- Hearing test (Audiogram and tympanogram)
- Nasendoscopy (examination of nose, throat and voice box)
- Removal of foreign objects in the ear, nose and throat
- Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils)
- Adenoidectomy (removal of adenoids)
- Removal and biopsy of benign vocal cord or throat growths
- Myringotomy and grommet tube insertion (drain fluid in the middle ear)
- Mastoidectomy (treatment of infected middle ear or cholesteatoma – a collection of skin in the middle ear)
For Singaporeans & Singapore Permanent Residents
Insurance & Medisave Partners
Certain ENT procedures are claimable under Medisave, and the exact amount would depend on the procedure. For more information, please speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your insurance plan, Integrated Shield Plan, or Medisave.
When Should You See An ENT Specialist In Singapore??
Any Ear, Nose or Throat symptoms that you are troubled with or concerned of
Persistent blocked nose with mouth breathing or snoring
Our Main Clinic
Feel free to drop by our clinic and meet our specialist
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre 3 Mount Elizabeth #09-03, Singapore 228510
Other Practice Locations
Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road #03-12 Singapore 258499
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Elderly ENT conditions serious? When should I visit a doctor?
Although most ear, nose and throat conditions are typically not a major cause for concern, they may signal a more severe underlying medical condition in some cases.
You should seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms worsen or last longer than expected. A geriatric ENT specialist can determine the cause of the condition and find out any underlying problems.
What increases the risks of Elderly ENT conditions?
- Family history and genetics
- Exposure to pollutants and particles such as dust, smoke or pollen
- Immune system disorders
- Head injury
- Low or high blood pressure
- Poor blood circulation
- Weakened immunity
- Exposure to second-hand smoking
- Cold and flu viruses
- Poor hygiene and dirty environment
- Frequent nose or ear digging
How to prevent Elderly ENT conditions?
- Adopt good personal hygiene by washing or sanitising your hands regularly
- Avoid things that you are allergic to
- Avoid smoking or exposing yourself to second-hand smoke
- Use a humidifier
- Eat a well-balanced diet
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Avoid picking or rubbing your nose too hard
- Drink plenty of water
- Get adequate rest