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cerumen management

Sallie Frye sfrye at FRYE.COM
Mon Feb 12 20:38:18 EST 1996

I am sure this must have been covered in some of the workshops for 
audiologists, but some people I have talked to seem to think that a 
problem arises when the patient's ear bleeds as a normal result of 
cleaning out the wax.  If the audiologist is cleaning the ear, is he/she
afraid of being sued?  If a doctor is doing it, the doctor has a built in 
credibility that the audiologist may not have. 

Since it is so important to have a clean ear to fit a CIC aid, what are 
audiologists doing about this problem?  If they don't work for an ENT, do 
they have a back-up person to send the patient to if the patient gets 

Since the CIC is predicted to be more and more important, the cerumen 
problem has to addressed.  (I know it is also important for other types 
of aids too, but the CIC seems to present a special problem.)  

Sallie Frye sfrye at lobe.frye.com

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