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.
Please note: You may earn ABA Tier 1 credits for this course if you complete it as part of the course 34188, "Managing the "Earie" Canal - Cerumen Removal Tools and Methods." Course 34188 contains recordings of all three events from our 2019 series on Cerumen Removal. ABA Tier 1 CEUs can be earned only when all modules are completed as part of course 34188.
Course created on December 9, 2019
- After this course, participants will be able to name the instruments used for cerumen removal.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe various equipment used for irrigation.
- After this course, participants will be able to discuss the protocol for performing suction.
Rita 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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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
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British Academy of Audiology
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International Hearing Society
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Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment: Approved for 1 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Audiologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number LTS-S0035.
New Zealand Audiological Society
This course is offered for 1.0 Continuing Education points through the New Zealand Audiological Society.
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
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