The feasibility of audiologists removing earwax.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559221
Title:
The feasibility of audiologists removing earwax.
Authors:
Browne, T; Fourie, R
Citation:
The feasibility of audiologists removing earwax., 107 (10):318-20 Ir Med J
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Nov-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559221
PubMed ID:
25556257
Abstract:
Although cerumen management (CM) is routinely performed by audiologists in some countries, this is currently not the case in the Republic of Ireland. This study involved surveying the opinions of Audiologists and Ear Nose and Throat specialists (ENTs) in relation to audiologists conducting CM. In total, 20 ENT Consultants (29%) and 51 audiologists (64%) in the public services responded to an online survey. There was agreement that CM should be within audiologists' remit. However, with regard to risk, opinions were significantly different, with 15 ENTs (75%), compared to 14 audiologists (27%), in agreement that CM management by audiologists was more risky to patients. Nevertheless, 62 respondents (87%) supported future CM training for audiologists. The. overall similarities of opinion between the two groups contrasted to previous studies that reported strong opposition from ENTs with regard to audiologists managing earwax.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Although cerumen management (CM) is routinely performed by audiologists in some countries, this is currently not the case in the Republic of Ireland. This study involved surveying the opinions of Audiologists and Ear Nose and Throat specialists (ENTs) in relation to audiologists conducting CM. In total, 20 ENT Consultants (29%) and 51 audiologists (64%) in the public services responded to an online survey. There was agreement that CM should be within audiologists' remit. However, with regard to risk, opinions were significantly different, with 15 ENTs (75%), compared to 14 audiologists (27%), in agreement that CM management by audiologists was more risky to patients. Nevertheless, 62 respondents (87%) supported future CM training for audiologists. The overall similarities of opinion between the two groups contrasted to previous studies that reported strong opposition from ENTs with regard to audiologists managing earwax.
Keywords:
AUDIOLOGY; EAR DISORDER; EARWAX
MeSH:
Audiology; Cerumen; Feasibility Studies; Humans; Physicians; Questionnaires; Specialization
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Ten
dc.contributor.authorFourie, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T09:46:19Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T09:46:19Zen
dc.date.issued2014-11en
dc.identifier.citationThe feasibility of audiologists removing earwax., 107 (10):318-20 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25556257en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559221en
dc.descriptionAlthough cerumen management (CM) is routinely performed by audiologists in some countries, this is currently not the case in the Republic of Ireland. This study involved surveying the opinions of Audiologists and Ear Nose and Throat specialists (ENTs) in relation to audiologists conducting CM. In total, 20 ENT Consultants (29%) and 51 audiologists (64%) in the public services responded to an online survey. There was agreement that CM should be within audiologists' remit. However, with regard to risk, opinions were significantly different, with 15 ENTs (75%), compared to 14 audiologists (27%), in agreement that CM management by audiologists was more risky to patients. Nevertheless, 62 respondents (87%) supported future CM training for audiologists. The overall similarities of opinion between the two groups contrasted to previous studies that reported strong opposition from ENTs with regard to audiologists managing earwax.en
dc.description.abstractAlthough cerumen management (CM) is routinely performed by audiologists in some countries, this is currently not the case in the Republic of Ireland. This study involved surveying the opinions of Audiologists and Ear Nose and Throat specialists (ENTs) in relation to audiologists conducting CM. In total, 20 ENT Consultants (29%) and 51 audiologists (64%) in the public services responded to an online survey. There was agreement that CM should be within audiologists' remit. However, with regard to risk, opinions were significantly different, with 15 ENTs (75%), compared to 14 audiologists (27%), in agreement that CM management by audiologists was more risky to patients. Nevertheless, 62 respondents (87%) supported future CM training for audiologists. The. overall similarities of opinion between the two groups contrasted to previous studies that reported strong opposition from ENTs with regard to audiologists managing earwax.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectAUDIOLOGYen
dc.subjectEAR DISORDERen
dc.subjectEARWAXen
dc.subject.meshAudiologyen
dc.subject.meshCerumenen
dc.subject.meshFeasibility Studiesen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshPhysiciansen
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen
dc.subject.meshSpecializationen
dc.titleThe feasibility of audiologists removing earwax.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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