Date and time of Zoom Seminar: 21 September 2021 from 4 pm to 5pm Singapore time or 3pm to 4 pm Indochina time.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89185932880?pwd=MjlibW1UOFNoTVJ5UHRPcXZ2MlU3QT09
CV of speaker
Name of speaker: Prof Kwanchanok Yimtae.
Director, Academic Clinical Research Office (ACRO), Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen
Chair, The Khon Kaen University Ethics Committee in Human Research-Panel 4 (Medical
Device), Khon Kaen University (2021-2025)
M.D. Khon Kaen University, Thailand 1988
Graduate Diploma Program in Clinical Sciences in Otolaryngology,
Mahidol University, Thailand. 1992
Residency training in Otolaryngology at Siriraj Hospital,
Mahidol University, Thailand. 1991-1994
Certificate of Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Otolaryngology 1999 – 2000
Head and Neck Surgery and Neurotology, University of California,
San Diego, CA
Certificate of WIRB – WHO International Fellowship in Research 2006
Bioethics and Institutional Review Board Administration,
WIRB & University of Washington, Olympia, USA
Member of several National Committee and International Committee
Several honours and awards
Several presentations and publications on Otology and Neurotology and Otolaryngology
Title of talk: Bridging the Silence with Technologies and Possibilities.
Prof. Kwanchanok Yimtae, MD, FRCOT.
Abstract of talk
The hearing impairment is the second most common disabilities. Without the
assistive devices, the patient with severe hearing impairment or deafness lives his/her
life in silence. World Health Organization estimates that over 5% of the world’s
population (about 430 million people) have hearing disabilities. Most of them live in low-
or middle-income countries. Global shortage of ear experts and audiologists decrease
the accessibility to health care and opportunity to receive the higher education. Thanks
for the advances in mobile technology, many smartphone applications for ear and
hearing care launch into the market. Some could get the FDA approval for medical
devices, while some couldn’t. From the ear specialist’s point of view, this presentation
will discuss how the technology is able to bridge the gap and support the unmet need of
ear and hearing care.