Col­lab­o­ra­tion of ex­perts

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - ENT SPECIAL -

C. S. TAN was awarded a Ja­batan Perkhid­matan Awam ( JPA) schol­ar­ship to study au­di­ol­ogy at the In­sti­tute of Laryn­gol­ogy and Otol­ogy, Uni­ver­sity of London, the United King­dom, in Septem­ber 1982. Upon grad­u­a­tion, he re­turned to serve at the ENT Clinic, Hos­pi­tal Be­sar, Kuala Lumpur.

In 1988, he went to work at the Min­istry of Health, Ban­dar Seri Be­gawan, Brunei Darus­salam.

He joined the Min­istry of Health, Bisha, Saudi Ara­bia, in 1991 for a year be­fore pro­ceed­ing to the UK to pur­sue the MSc in Clin­i­cal Au­di­ol­ogy at the Fac­ulty of Medicine, Uni­ver­sity of Manch­ester.

At the end of 1994, he was again of­fered a clin­i­cal job in au­di­ol­ogy in Ban­dar Seri Be­gawan.

In 2001, he re­turned to his home­town in Malacca and to­gether with his wife, who is re­tired from her se­nior nurs­ing pro­fes­sion, set up his own au­di­o­log­i­cal practice at Tan Hear­ing Cen­tre Sdn Bhd, Ayer Keroh Height, Malacca, till today.

As one of the pioneer au­di­ol­o­gists in the coun­try with more than 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence, Tan would like to share his ex­pe­ri­ence and au­di­o­log­i­cal knowl­edge with fel­low au­di­ol­o­gists as well as other in­di­vid­u­als who make up the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion team for the hear­ing im­paired.

Be­sides au­di­ol­o­gists, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the hear­ing im­paired – be they very young chil­dren, adults or se­nior cit­i­zens – in­volves col­lab­o­ra­tion with other ex­perts in re­lated dis­ci­plines such as ENT ( ear, nose and throat) spe­cial­ists, pae­di­a­tri­cians, speech ther­a­pists, spe­cial teach­ers for the hear­ing im­paired, child psy­chol­o­gists, oc­cu­pa­tional ther­a­pists and so­cial work­ers.

In short, it de­mands con­tri­bu­tions from a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary team to ren­der a to­tal qual­ity man­age­ment in ser­vices, es­pe­cially to young chil­dren who are un­able to speak up about whether or not a strat­egy is ef­fec­tive.

Other re­lated in­ves­ti­ga­tions – such as of ear- re­lated ver­tigo, tin­ni­tus, medico- le­gal cases and in­dus­trial noise patho­log­i­cal cases – are also not stand- alone in­ves­ti­ga­tions by au­di­ol­o­gists but a cor­rob­o­ra­tive ef­fort through the mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary team ap­proach.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 06- 232 3338 or visit www.tan­hear­ing­cen­

Tan Hear­ing Cen­tre was founded in 2001 by C. S. Tan and his wife.

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