While there is no substitute for supervised performance, this lecture will provide participants with an overview of the information necessary to incorporate cerumen management in an audiology practice. The session will touch on important considerations such as anatomy and physiology of the ear canal, contraindications to performing cerumen removal, equipment and methods of cerumen management, as well as proper techniques including videos of the methods.
Course created on August 1, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to describe pertinent features of outer ear anatomy and physiology.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe characteristics of cerumen.
- After this course, participants will be able to name at least three contraindications to performing certain cerumen management methods.
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Rita R. Chaiken, AuD
Dr. Chaiken is a private practitioner in Atlanta, GA, and an Adjunct Professor of Audiology at Salus University as well as past president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology. She has traveled in the United States and internationally for over 20 years to provide cerumen management training to audiologists and AuD candidates, and was honored by the Audiology Foundation of America with its Professional Leadership Award for her work in this area.
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