Dr Ho joined the TTSH ENT Department in Nov 2011. His clinical interests include chronic ear disease, hearing impairment and rehabilitation, balance problems and rehabilitation, tinnitus, and implantable hearing devices including Bone anchored hearing aid and Cochlear Implants.
Since joining the department, he had initiated the Multi-Disciplinary Balance Clinic and Combined Hearing Clinic to provide tailored solutions for patients with hearing, balance (including giddiness) and tinnitus problems. In collaboration with his audiology and physiotherapy colleagues, the team adopts a holistic and multi-dimensional diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Dr Ho also participates in the Deafness Clinic, which focuses on noise-induced hearing loss.
Dr Ho qualified from the University of Sheffield in 1999 underwent his specialist training in Otolaryngology in Reading and Birmingham, England. He completed the Intercollegiate Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery in 2008. He had completed clinical observerships at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles and the University of Stanford.
Dr Ho has a keen research interest in various aspects of Otolaryngology practice and clinician education. More recently, his research has focused on hearing impairment including strategies to reduce the disability and handicap of hearing impairment He has published extensively in many international peer-reviewed journals and has presented academic papers at over 35 conferences around the world. Dr Ho has received several prizes including the 2009 Ronald Grimley award and the Best Temporal Bone Dissection at the 2011 Combined British Universities Advanced Otology Course.
His other main passion is in medical education and he obtained a Master of Medical Education from the University of Warwick in 2007. During his time in Birmingham, he was the co-director and core faculty on the West Midlands Emergency ENT Course and served as the secretary of the ENT UK CPD (Continuous Professional Development) sub-group.
Currently, Dr Ho is the ENT department’s CME (Continuous Medical Education) activity co-ordinator and is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities. He also serves as the Department’s Quality Review Officer and has been appointed as the JCI (Joint Commission International) ASC Chapter Champion for Otolaryngology. He is currently undertaking a CPIP (Clinical Practice Improvement Programme) project to reduce patients’ waiting time in the ENT clinic.