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Novena ENT – Head & Neck Surgery Specialist Centre
Mount Elizabeth
Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawady Road
#04-21/22/34, Singapore 329563
Parkway East Hospital
319 Joo Chiat Place
#03-07, Singapore 427989
About Us

The Ear Health & Cochlear Implant Unit
Novena ENT- Head & Neck Surgery Specialist Centre 


Who we are

  • The first, and currently only, private medical specialist unit in Singapore to provide full ear health and cochlear implant services for adults and children
  • Specializes in providing a range of diagnostic and treatment options to people with hearing loss and other ear disorders, in particular those who may require cochlear implant
  • A team consisting of experienced Medical, Audiological & Rehabilitative Professionals to provide holistic care to children and adults with hearing and other ear disorders
  • Supported by modern facilities, equipment and staff of Novena ENT-Head & Neck Surgery Specialist Centre


  • Optimizes ear health in children & adults in a holistic way consistent with international best practices


  • Adopts evidence-based state-of-the-art best practices relating to the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss and other ear disorders
  • Provides holistic care from a medical, audiological, rehabilitative and psycho-social perspective
  • Embraces future medical advancements and technologies
  • Applies proven Integrative Medicine where relevant
  Adjunct Associate Professor Low Wong Kein

Adj Assoc Prof Low, an internationally renowned ear surgeon, was conferred a PhD in recognition of his work relating to ear disorders. After completing his ENT specialist medical training in Singapore & England in 1995, he went on to Australia for advanced training in treating ear conditions like hearing loss, vertigo (giddiness), tinnitus (noise in ear), ear infections and tumors. His interest in the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine in modern ENT practice also led him to a Diploma in Acupuncture.

He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor at the NUS-Duke Graduate Medical School and a medical board member of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. He previously worked at Singapore General Hospital, Singapore’s largest teaching hospital, as Head of its ENT Department and Director of its Centre for Hearing and Ear Implants.

After performing the first pediatric cochlear implant surgery in Singapore, he went on to perform more than 500 cochlear implant surgeries in children and adults from Singapore and overseas including Indonesia, Malaysia and China. He was the first to study and publish racial differences in anatomy of the mastoid facial nerve, important knowledge which could help to prevent paralysis of the face caused by nerve injury during complex ear surgeries which he regularly performs.

Adj Assoc Prof Low was instrumental in implementing universal newborn hearing screening in Singapore. Having run regular clinics as Visiting Specialist at KK Children’s and Women’s Hospital for a number of years, he is also well-versed in managing children with other general ENT conditions such as tonsil infections, adenoids, Eustachian tube dysfunction and bleeding/sensitive nose.

A nominee for National Outstanding Clinician in the inaugural National Medical Excellence Award in 2008, he has interest in research which can potentially improve treatment outcomes in patients with various ENT disorders. He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications in journals/books, including those concerning hearing, vertigo, nose cancer, blocked nose, headaches and snoring.

He has taken on several leadership roles in the training and education of ENT doctors. He is President and a founding member of the ASEAN Academy of Neuro-otology and Audiology. He has also served as Chairman of Singapore’s Specialist Training Committee, Director of Singhealth’s ENT Residency Program and President of the Singapore Otorhinolaryngology Society.

He also sets aside time for volunteerism. Besides being President of the Singapore Association for the Deaf, he has visited countries like China and Indonesia to help needy patients.


Supporting Team Members

Dr Stephanie Lim
Chief Listening and Spoken Language Specialist

Dr Lim is a Certified Listening and Spoken Language SpecialistTM (LSLS Cert AVT) with a Doctorate in Education from the University of Western Australia. She has extensive experience in early intervention work with the hearing impaired and a special interest in developing teaching and learning strategies for the young child. Prior to joining our centre, Dr Lim was the Principal Auditory-Verbal Therapist at Singapore General Hospital’s Centre for Hearing and Ear Implants.

Ng Win Nie
Principal Audiologist

Ms Ng is an Audiologist with a Masters in Clinical Audiology and Graduate Diploma in Audiological Science from the University of Melbourne. As a qualified Audiologist, she is experienced in handling various paediatric cases and is passionate about elderly hearing healthcare, which was her focus during her previous appointment as Senior Audiologist and Manager at the Centre for Hearing and Ear Implants in Singapore General Hospital. Ms Ng also believes in chartering the future of the Audiology profession by serving as a key member of the Society for Audiology Professionals (Singapore) and as a member of the International Society of Audiology.

Priscilla Poh
Senior Audiometry Technician

Ms Poh is an experienced audiometry technician with a Professional Certificate in Basic Industrial Audiometry by Temasek Polytechnic and a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from the University of Western Australia. Before joining our centre, she spent six years in restructured hospital where she was involved in diagnostic audiological assessments and vestibular tests for the adult and geriatric population.

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