I am Dr Lynne Lim, Senior Consultant Ear Nose Throat – Head & Neck Surgeon based in Mount Elizabeth (Orchard) Hospital and Farrer Park Hospital. I have over 25 years of accredited ENT experience. Besides my private practice, I am Adjunct Associate Professor to the School of Medicine at National University Singapore, and Visiting Consultant to the ENT Department at National University Hospital. Between 2001 to 2003, I was awarded a Healthcare Manpower Development Program (HMDP) Fellowship for ENT Surgery and National Medical Research Council Research Fellowship for research at Cincinnati Children Hospital Medical Centre, Ohio, USA. CCHMC is a world-renowned American ENT Board Accredited medical and research centre. Between 2002 to 2004, I completed my Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, USA. My second MOH HMDP award in 2008 -2009 was for reconstruction surgery of microtia/ atresia/ middle ear at inspirational centers of Stanford Medical Centre (USA), University of Virginia Medical Centre (USA), and Nagata Plastic and Ear Reconstruction Clinic (Japan). I have enjoyed traveling to neighbouring countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Middle East as faculty for surgery workshops and academic conferences, and seen that good health is really the top concern for everyone. I consult in adult and pediatric cases of general ENT like ear, hearing, tinnitus, giddiness, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, snoring, adenoid and tonsils, throat, voice, head and neck lump problems. I am further sub-specialized to manage complex cases of ear problems and hearing loss (EarWell, microtia, atresia and middle ear tumor and ear bone reconstruction surgery, cochlear implants, middle ear implants like Vibrant Soundbridge, BoneBridge, BAHA bone anchored hearing aids; airway reconstruction; syndromic children (e.g. Down Syndrome). In Singapore, I have had the chance to do exciting work, pioneering simultaneous anterior and posterior rib graft reconstruction for severe subglottic airway stenosis for stridor in children (2004), sphincteroplasty for velopharyngeal insufficiency for unclear speech (2004), genetic testing of congenital hearing loss service at NUH (2005), the first simultaneous bilateral cochlear implant surgery (2005), and first totally-implantable (“invisible”) Carina middle ear implant surgery (2008). In 2006, I had the chance again to perform the first Vibrant Soundbridge middle ear implant surgery. There are 2 key research initiatives I am continuing with currently. One is the development of a hand-held device to insert grommet ear tubes in the clinic, and another is the development of a bioabsorbable grommet tube that would self degrade within 3 to 6 months. Learn more about Mount Elizabeth (Orchard) Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/hospital/mount-elizabeth-hospital-singapore/ and Farrer Park Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/hospital/farrer-park-hospital-singapore/ Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.my/specialist-doctor/lynne-lim/ I am excited to be here to share/discuss ENT Health with everyone. Whether you've got questions about ENT disorders either in children or adults, or specific questions related to hearing loss or unclear speech, ask me anything! === Want to ask a question? Submit your question at the bottom of this page. Don’t forget to include your name and email address to get notified when the doctor answers your question.
Doctor, my mother is complaining about having water inside her ear. She says it makes her dizzy. What should we do, Doc? What problem is this?
Doctor, my child is 13 years old. Every time he coughs and has a cold, there is wax coming out his ears. What problem is this? What should I do?
My right ear is always ringing and the volume can sometimes get annoying. Please give me your advice, Doc.
Good evening, Doctor. My ears have been buzzing for 3 years. I saw an ENT and he said it is incurable. Is that right, Doc?
Doctor, lately there is mucus coming out of my husband’s nose and sputum from his mouth. He has taken flu medicines but there is no improvement. What should we do?
Doctor, I have lost my voice for 3 years. I can only whisper, although I have tried to push out my voice with all my power. Sometimes people don’t understand what I'm saying. What is the cause, Doc, and what is the medicine/treatment? Thank you for your answer.
Good evening, Doctor. I sometimes feel my ears are full, they hurt and itch, and ring. It really bothers me. Why is that so, Doc? And what is the medicine? Thank you for your explanation.
I am 60 years old. I have an ENT problem. My doctor suggested that I undergo surgery, but I don’t want to. When the problem recurs, my nose is blocked and my breath is short. To take care of it, I use nasal drops. What I want to ask is, is this due to my resistance to undergoing surgery that gives me this recurring problem? My ENT doctor wanted to exclude sinusitis and hence did a CT scan. It turns out I don’t have any sinusitis. He advised a surgery because he needs to reduce something. Can you please give a solution? Thank you
Doctor, what is the medicine for sinusitis? My head aches, especially on the front and my nose. Please give me your advice.
I have a sore throat that makes me cough a lot - with phlegm. I have been suffering this for quite a long time and have taken all the inflammatory medicines. It bothers me so much at night as I have sleeping problems, and the morning after, when I drink, a lot of phlegm gets produced with my coughing. Please give me a solution.
Doctor, why do I often have a nosebleed when I cough? It gets worse when I have a flu. My mucus is green with blood in it. But I don’t have a headache - it's only when my nose bleeds that I sometimes feel dizzy. Please give me a solution, Doctor.
Doctor, I have sinusitis. I cannot stay too long in an air-conditioned room, my head will ache and mucus flows out of my nose. Is this considered severe? Is there any treatment option aside from surgery?
Both of my ears itch quite often and I have hearing loss due to the dirt inside it. I cleaned out my ears, but the issue recurs. I saw ENT doctors at several hospitals but the problem persists. Please give an explanation to this, Doc. Thank you
Doctor, what should I do if my ears tend to itch after a doctor removed a cotton bud from my ears?
I have had a chronic sore throat for about 4 years . I've consulted with an ENT specialist, he said it was GERD. I didn’t feel pain when eating and drinking, but my throat wall was a bit reddish and my tonsils were removed about 5 years ago. What could have caused this condition?
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