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  Cover story : 10 June 05
Vol. 22 No. 5
  Thailand...a Hub of Asia's Health Services
Visiting Thailand, you can get more than pleasure

  By Arokhaya
  Photos by courtesy of
  the Ministry of Public Health and
  Bangkok Hospital
Today, Thailand is the destination not only for vacationers, but also for those who want to have cost effective medical services. With world-class medical facilities and specialists, and warm hospitality of hospital staffs, patients from all around the world come to Thailand's leading private hospitals to get medical treatments which cover
health checks, optical services, dental services, rejuvenation and skin care, knee or hip replacement, face lifting, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation or reduction, ear and digital hearing aid, etc. Moreover, some hospitals even offer sex change surgery!
The world-renowned medical services in Thailand draw a number of foreign patients to this country.
According to the data of Office of Export Services, Department of Export Promotion, in 2003, there were 973,532 foreign patients receiving medical treatments from private hospitals in Thailand, drawing 27 billion baht which is about US$ 675 million to the country.
In the near future, Thailand's medical science is expected to advance considerably since the government of Pol. Lt. Col. Thaksin Shinawatra pays great attention to the development of life sciences.
Herbal medicine and products are produced by
state-of-the-art technologies.
As a result, Thailand, in cooperation with the USA's Asean Business Council, has set up the Excellent Life Science Center in Thailand in order to support research in biotechnology and to develop the related business in every aspect, ranging from health services to herbal medicine. Moreover, the government has recently introduced a policy to combine tourism with medical services. This will make Thailand one of Asia's health tourism centres.
Foreign patients coming to Thailand in recent years have largely been people from Asian countries, such as China, Japan and Korea. They mostly come for plastic surgery. It is very popular with young Chinese to have double eyelid or rhinoplasty surgery while the elderly prefer face lifting surgery. As for Japanese and Korean women, breast augmentation seems to be the most popular choice.
High standard services and the Thai hospitality
Apart from Asian people, Westerners also have trust in Thailand's masterful surgeons. They usually come to have liposuction or to reduce the size of the breasts to avoid backache.
Dental care in Thailand costs less than that of
overseas countries.
Moreover, it is reported that more and more foreigners have come to have treatments for heart attack, cancer and other illnesses or even a brain operation in Thailand, in stead of Hong Kong and Singapore as they did formerly.
Why do foreigners love to make use of medical services in Thailand? There are many good reasons. First of all, Thailand boasts large numbers of skillful surgeons and physicians, and the standards of treatment are as good as those in other advanced countries.
Another reason is that the costs of treatment are only a fraction of those abroad. For example, in the advanced countries, a teeth arrangement treatment costs over US$ 3,750 (150,000 baht), but in Thailand it costs only about US$ 1,250 (50,000 baht). For rhinoplasty, Thailand's costs start at only US$ 250-500 (10,000-20,000 baht), while the overseas rate may start at US$ 2,500 (100,000 baht).
Not only the prices are attractive, but Thai hospitality is also one of the important elements that have impressed foreign patients with the medical services in Thailand. The well-trained, English-speaking medical staffs are so attentive to all needs of the patients and make them feel at home.
The most pleasant reason for foreigners to get medical treatments in Thailand, however, is that they can use the savings from the treatment fees to travel around the country and enjoy its beauty and experience its unique culture.
At present, it is very easy and convenient to get a treatment and travel in the country as there are many Thai travel agencies that can arrange a health tour program for you. You can do so by just visiting the websites of such agencies or those of private hospitals.
Then you can read all information and choose a medical vacation package from the list ranging from annual check-ups to teeth whitening, from double eyelid surgery to knee or hip replacement, and many more packages.
A list of doctors with their educational background and work experience is available for you to study before making a decision. Moreover, you can also choose your favourite hospital and accommodation where to stay during the period of treatment, and even a holiday destination after the treatment.
In addition to Bangkok which is Thailand's most important tourist city and important medical centre, the southern island of Phuket--the Pearl of the Andaman Sea--is now fast becoming a medical holiday destination.
Imagine, how nice it would be to recuperate or have a peaceful rest in this lovely tropical island after getting a beauty treatment or an operation! Besides Phuket, Chiang Mai is another interesting destination for such relaxation.
Choose your favourite hospital
and accommodation and enjoy yourself.
With all these excellent potentialities, Thailand is soon becoming a new hub of Asia's health services. And if you are thinking of having a beauty treatment or operation, why don't you choose Thailand as your medical holiday destination?

For the correct pronunciation of romanized Thai words, see
Romanization System of the Thai Language.

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Ear and Hearing Aids Center
Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Clinic
Operated by Manut Utoomprurkporn, M.D.
Board of Otolaryngology
, Hearing Specialist

Sukhumvit 22 Branch: Ear and Hearing Aids Center
20 Sukhumvit 22, Opposite Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok 10110
Tel. +66 (0) 2258 2348, 0 2259 2502   Mobile. +66 (0)8 9116 4060   Fax.+66 (0) 2663 4058

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Ekkamai Branch: Ear and Hearing Aids Center
2/29 1st Floor Bangkok Mediplex Building, Room 1-06, Opposite Starbucks,
Sukhumvit 42, Bangkok 10110.   Tel. +66 (0) 2712 1177, 0 2713 6231-2

Ideo Condo Lad Phrao 5 Branch
1st Floor, Ideo Condo, Lad Phrao 5, Bangkok
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Bangwa - Bangpai Branch
145/4 - 6 Richy Tower (near Phet Kaserm 21), Phet Kaserm Road, Bangkok
Tel : 0 2869 1169, 09 5252 1512

Phuket Branch: Eartone Ear and Hearing Aids Center in Phuket International Hospital
44 Chalermprakiat Ror 9 Road, Phuket 83000.   Tel. +66 (0) 7624 9400

We are the exclusive dealer for Phonak and Beltone.

CIC only 699 USD/ear per one ear for basic model
Our prices on average about 50% lower than abroad (some models).
Ready for use in 6 hrs.
Conventional In-the-canal Hearing Aid
Phonak's Savia
Head Office Location

Sukhumvit Rd.,Soi 22, Opposite Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok.

Map For taxi : คลินิก หู คอ จมูก และเครื่องช่วยฟัง สุขุมวิท 22 ตรงข้ามโรงแรมอิมพีเรียลควีนสปาร์ค


New Phonak Savia,
digital CIC
completely hide in the ear canal and absolutely invisible

Eartone is an ear and hearing aids center, which is a leading importer, manufacturer and distributor of hearing health care equipment especially hearing aids in Thailand. It has been established for about ten years.

One of our major customers, Sirinthorn Rehabilitation Center, ordered more than 5,000 sets of our hearing aids to donate to hearing loss people through about 70 hospitals all over the country.

Our main products include Custom-made Hearing Aids, Hearing Test and Swimming Mould. We are also well-experienced in providing Completely-hide-in-the-canal aids ( CIC ) for patients through hospitals and hearing aids centers. Besides we supply accessories and repairing services related to all types of hearing aids.

Each year we are able to produce more than thousand sets of custom made hearing aids (ITC, MINI CANAL, CIC) for hospitals and individuals.

Our Services
  • Hearing Test
  • Hearing Aid Fitting
  • Repairing Hearing Aids
    • Swimming Mould
    • Ear Mould
    • Batteries and Accessories
    Our Products

    Savia Remote Control

    Savia can be operated with three different remote controls – the WatchPilot2, the SoundPilot2, and the new miniature KeyPilot2. Discreet and convenient user control including binaural synchronization.

    Savia 11 CIC/MC
    CIC with battery size 10A
    Savia 11 CIC/MC RC
    CIC with battery size 10A and remote control
    Savia 22 ITC/HS
    Canal/half shell
    with battery size 312
    Savia 22 ITC/HS dSZ
    Canal/half shell
    with battery size 312 and digital SurroundZoom
    Savia 33 FS
    Full shell
    with battery size 13
    Savia 33 FS dSZ
    Full shell
    with battery size 13 and digital SurroundZoom
    microSavia 100 dSZ
    Micro BTE
    with battery size 312 and digital SurroundZoom
    Savia 111 dSZ
    Miniature BTE
    with battery size 13 and digital SurroundZoom
    Savia 211 dSZ
    Miniature BTE
    with battery size 13 and digital SurroundZoom
    Savia 311 dSZ Forte
    Power BTE
    with battery size 13 and digital SurroundZoom

    Beltone Products are developed using only the latest hearing technology and are designed to fit just about any lifestyle and hearing loss.

    Shell Styles
    The outer shell is the first of the two main parts of a hearing instrument and it makes up the overall look.

    Inner Circuitry
    The inner circuitry is the second of the two main parts of a hearing aid and it determines the type

    Custom Hearing Instruments , also available both analog and digital circuits.
    Completely-In-the-Canal (CIC)
    Completely-In-the-Canal (CIC) hearing instrument fits deeply into the ear canal and, most cases, is virtually invisible. It is appropriate for patients seeking an inconspicuous hearing instrument with the latest hearing instrument technology.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    Mini Canal (MC)
    Mini-Canal (MC) hearing instrument is one of the smallest custom-made instruments. It affords a pleasing cosmetic appearance with the advantage of volume control that is not available on the CIC.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    In-The-Canal (ITC)
    In-The-Canal (ITC) hearing instrument is a popular choice for those needing more amplification or power from a small hearing instrument.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    Half Shell
    Half Shell is slightly larger than the ITC. This hearing instrument is cosmetically pleasing and fits a wide variety of hearing losses and patient needs.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    Low Profile
    Low Profile is a streamlined version of the Full Shell. This cosmetically pleasing model fits a wide variety of hearing losses and patient needs.
    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )
    Full Shell
    Full Shell is our strongest In-The-Ear (ITE) hearing instrument. This model is cosmetically pleasing and fits a wide variety of hearing losses and patient needs.

    Price : USD 699 ( 2 Channel Digital )

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