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Adjunct Assoc Prof Lim (left) and Assoc Prof Tan with CLiKX, an easy-to-use handheld device that significantly improves current surgical treatment of glue ear.

Together with NUS researchers, Adjunct Associate Professor Lynne Lim from NUS Medicine’s Department of Otolaryngology has co-developed a novel handheld device called CLiKX to treat a common ear condition, which could significantly improve current surgical methods. The ear condition, known as Otitis Media with Effusion (OME) or “glue ear”, is a build-up of liquid in the middle ear and has been shown to cause hearing impairment, tumours, brain infections and delays in speech and language learning, if left untreated. The condition affects up to 709 million people worldwide yearly. Nine out of 10 are children and in Singapore, about 84,000 children a year suffer from it.

Read more at NUS News and see press release.

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CLiKX uses a sensor to insert the grommet into the ear in under a second

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