Cerumen Management in Audiological Practice Cerumen is a waxlike substance that occurs naturally in the ear canal as a secretion of sebaceous and ceruminous glands in the cartilaginous portion of the ear canal. Functions of cerumen include lubricating the ear canal, repelling water, and protecting the ear from foreign particles (Ballachanda, 1993). Normally, cerumen accumulates, ... Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds  |   November 01, 1997
Cerumen Management in Audiological Practice
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • James D. Skordas
    University of Wyoming
  • Michael A. Primus, PhD
    University of Wyoming
    Dept. of Speech Pathology and Audiology, P.O. Box 3311, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: mprimus@uwyo.edu
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Hearing Disorders / Clinical Focus / Grand Rounds
Clinical Focus: Grand Rounds   |   November 01, 1997
Cerumen Management in Audiological Practice
American Journal of Audiology, November 1997, Vol. 6, 13-18. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0603.13
History: Received July 19, 1996 , Accepted August 4, 1997
 
American Journal of Audiology, November 1997, Vol. 6, 13-18. doi:10.1044/1059-0889.0603.13
History: Received July 19, 1996; Accepted August 4, 1997
Acknowledgment
This study was funded in part by the Barbara Kahn Foundation.
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