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Can’t YOU Remove It? The Increasingly Important Role that Hearing Care Professionals Play in Cerumen Management

3/1/21 2:41 PM / by Amy Trusler, Au.D. posted in Audiometry, Cerumen Management

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HISTORY OF CERUMEN MANAGEMENT 

The hearing care professional’s (HCP) journey with cerumen management is still in its infancy. In 1992, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) officially included cerumen management into the scope of practice of audiologists and it still feels like it is in its teenage years. As a profession we are still adjusting to performing cerumen management. It still feels awkward to many of us, even though many professionals were trained and have practiced cerumen management for many years before it fell within our scope of practice.  

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