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2019-2020 ATSU University Catalog 
2019-2020 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUD 762 - The Dynamic Human Ear Canal

8 weeks/2 credit hours

This module is designed to teach students the anatomy and physiology of the human ear canal, techniques in visualization and examination of the ear canal (including instrumentation) and cerumen management. We will cover safety and precautions, appropriate case history questions, recommendations for referral and best practices for cerumen removal. Topics will also include ethical and legal issues related to cerumen management, as well as a review of scope of practice documents as published by several different organizations. We will briefly cover reimbursement issues. In addition, we will study ear canal acoustics, impression-taking techniques, safety and precautions related to the making of an earmold, earmold styles and materials, earmold modifications, the acoustics of open fittings, receiver-in-the-canal considerations, custom vs. non-custom domes, custom c-shells and other options.