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Andrew Currie - Otolaryngologist

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Mr Andrew Currie is an adult and paediatric otolaryngologist with particular interest in the following areas:

  • Chronic middle-ear disease (glue ear and  sequelae)
  • Hearing loss (stapedectomy)
  • Balance disorders
  • Otoplasty
  • Snoring.

Mr Currie's private consultations are held at Tangmere Clinic, Te Awamutu Medical Centre and Thames Medical Centre and infrequently at the New Zealand Dizziness and Balance Centre in Auckland. Private surgery is performed at Anglesea Hospital and Southern Cross Hospital, Hamilton.

Tangmere Clinic is fully equipped for complete assessment (including photodocumentation) of all ENT disorders including videoendoscopy (rigid and flexible) and limited computerised assessment of the balance-disordered patient (including videonystagmography). Dilworth Audiology is on-site. Complex assessments of balance disturbed patients are done at the New Zealand Dizziness and Balance Centre in Auckland.

What is Otorhinolaryngology?
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT) is also known as Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.  This area of medicine is concerned with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, the head and the neck.

ENT Surgeons (or otorhinolaryngologists) are specialist doctors who deal with medical and surgical treatment of conditions of the ears, nose, throat and structures of the head and neck.


Referral Expectations

GP referrals only.

Patients with concerns about dizziness, hearing or tinnitus should present with a recent formal hearing assessment.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Balance Disturbance

    Balance disturbance has many causes. Common ones include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (due to loose matter moving around in the inner fluids), migraine (with or without headache) and, more rarely, Meniere's syndrome (always accompanied by unilateral hearing symptoms), vestibular neuronitis (never with hearing symptoms) and, rarely, more sinister causes related… More

  • Otitis Media

    This is inflammation or infection of your middle ear (the space behind your eardrum) and is often associated with a build-up of fluid in your middle ear.… More

  • Otosclerosis

    When the growth of one of the tiny bones in your middle ear, the stapes, changes from hard to soft and spongy, it leads to the condition called otosclerosis.… More

  • Tonsillitis

    Your tonsils are the oval-shaped lumps of tissue that lie on both sides of the back of the throat.… More

  • Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss can be divided into two types: conductive hearing loss (caused by some sort of mechanical problem in the external or middle ear) or sensorineural hearing loss (caused by disorders of the inner ear, hearing nerve or associated brain structures).… More

  • Otology (Ear) Tests

    Audiometry is the electronic testing of hearing ability.  You will sit in a special room wearing earphones and be asked to respond when you hear a noise through the earphones.  These tests can measure your hearing levels as well as other aspects of hearing such as the ability to recognise… More

  • Meniere's Disease

    Meniere's disease is a disorder in which there is an abnormality in the fluids of the inner ear resulting in increased pressure in the inner ear.… More

  • Hoarseness

    Hoarseness can be described as abnormal voice changes that make your voice sound raspy and strained and higher or lower or louder or quieter than normal.… More

  • Snoring

    Snoring is the harsh rattling noise made by some people when they sleep.… More

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

    When snoring is interrupted by episodes of totally obstructed breathing, it is known as obstructive sleep apnoea.… More

  • Rhinitis

    Rhinitis is the inflammation of the lining of the nose (nasal mucosa).… More

  • Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)

    If you find it difficult to pass food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach, you may have a swallowing disorder or dysphagia.… More

  • Acoustic Neuroma

    This is a slow-growing, benign (non-cancerous) overgrowth of tissue on the nerves that affect your hearing and balance.… More

  • Sinusitis

    In the facial bones surrounding your nose, there are four pairs of hollow air spaces known as sinuses or sinus cavities.… More


Please contact the practice for details of consultation charges.

Dr Currie is a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Otolaryngology (Ear, nose & throat) services. This includes :

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Grommets
  • Tonsillectomy


Free patient parking is provided at the front of the clinic and ample on-street free parking is available.

Contact Details

8 Mill Lane, Hamilton


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Te Awamutu Medical Centre


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Thames Medical Centre


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AUT North Shore Campus

North Auckland

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This page was last updated at 12:38PM on June 12, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Andrew Currie - Otolaryngologist.