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Dr Wouter Ten Cate - Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist

Private Service, ENT/ Head & Neck Surgery


Dr Wouter Ten Cate, FRACS  - Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist
Dr Wouter Ten Cate is an ENT specialist who covers all general ear, nose and throat disorders for children and adults. Dr Ten Cate has a particular interest and expertise in Otology (disorders of the ears). He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and an Honorary Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Auckland.

Dr Ten Cate also works as a consultant at Tauranga Hospital:

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Private Bag 12024
Tauranga 3143

What is ENT?
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT) is also known as Otorhinolaryngology (ORL), 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.


  • Dr Wouter Ten Cate

    Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist; Assoc. Professor ENT, University of Auckland

Procedures / Treatments / Common Conditions

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Acoustic Neuroma

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

  • Sinusitis

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

  • Tonsillitis

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

  • 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

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8th Avenue Specialists

Bay of Plenty

60 Eighth Avenue

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8th Avenue Specialists
60 Eighth Avenue
Tauranga 3110
Bay of Plenty

This page was last updated at 3:42PM on April 21, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Wouter Ten Cate - Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist.