cerumen management

BlueOnLft blueonlft at aol.com
Sat Feb 24 19:24:40 EST 1996


>I have not invested in a vacuum (suction).  Has
>anybody out there?  When is that better than curette &/or lavage?

I use the vacume system on soft cerumen.  On the hard or crusty version, I
have found that the small alligator clamp that most ENT's have around the
office does wonders.  It is small enough to fit through an otoscope
specula, so you have a means of "targeting" the cerumen.  These puppies
are not cheap though.  A decent one goes for about $250.00 at a surgical
supply house.  If you find yourself doing a lot of cerumen removal, they
are worth the money!


Tim McClosky, M.S., CCC-A  (BlueOnLft at AOL.COM)
College Park Hearing Services
College Park, MD
(301) 277-2100



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