SMMC ENT specialist talks noise prevention at school | THE DAILY HERALD

SMMC ENT specialist Dr. Dick Wong Chung lecturing the pupils of Group 7 and 8 of Sr. Regina Primary School.

 SIMPSON BAY–St. Maarten Medical Center (SMMC) Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist Dr. Dick Wong Chung visited the Sr. Regina Primary School recently to speak with Group 7 and 8 pupils about preventing hearing damage.

He also explained the dangers of exposure to loud noise in an effort to hopefully prevent future hearing damage. The visit is part of what will be planned visits to various primary schools.

Chung showed what Tinnitus can sound like and pupils were also asked to make as much noise as they could and see what was measured with a decibel meter. SMMC said in a press release that pupils had been intrigued by Chung’s visit and bombarded him with questions about hearing in general, loud music and the use of ear phones.

Chung is one of the ENT specialists who serve on a rotational basis at the recently opened Eye Care Clinic at SMMC’s Care Complex. The clinic is outfitted with state-of-the-art ENT equipment, which is in line with SMMC’s continuing mission of providing quality care, close to home.

Patients who wish to see an ENT specialist may make an appointment at the Outpatient Department at Tel: 543-1111 ext. 1300/1310/1334 or 1345. Appointments may be made from Mondays to Fridays between 8:00am to 4:30pm. SZV patients should obtain a referral letter from their family doctor before visiting the ENT specialist.

Source: The Daily Herald