What Audiologists Must Know About Cerumen and Cerumen Management The Legislative Council of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recently accepted several scope of practice statements, including one concerned with external auditory canal examination and cerumen management by audiologists (Asha, 1992). Now that cerumen management is encompassed within the scope of practice of audiology, audiologists must know about cerumen—its physiology and ... Short Course
Short Course  |   November 01, 1992
What Audiologists Must Know About Cerumen and Cerumen Management
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Ross J. Roeser
    Callier Center for Communication Disorders University of Texas at Dallas
  • Peter Roland
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas
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Hearing Disorders / Short Courses
Short Course   |   November 01, 1992
What Audiologists Must Know About Cerumen and Cerumen Management
American Journal of Audiology, November 1992, Vol. 1, 27-35. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0104.27
History: Received April 5, 1992 , Accepted August 4, 1992
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1992, Vol. 1, 27-35. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0104.27
History: Received April 5, 1992; Accepted August 4, 1992

The Legislative Council of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association recently accepted several scope of practice statements, including one concerned with external auditory canal examination and cerumen management by audiologists (Asha, 1992). Now that cerumen management is encompassed within the scope of practice of audiology, audiologists must know about cerumen—its physiology and pathophysiology, its effect on the practice of audiology, and its management. The purpose of this paper is to review the physiology and pathophysiology of cerumen production and to describe a procedure proven safe and effective for managing cerumen.

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