People who get dermatitis in their ears say their ears feel itchy and scaly, and sometimes experience discomfort or even some weeping from the canal.
A blocked ear can be a huge source of frustration for many people, such a frustration in fact that people are willing to go to great lengths to fix it.
The Ear Hygiene Clinic nurses were asked to visit a call centre in Canterbury to treat a number of their staff that had always wanted to get their ears checked and cleaned.
A patient presented to Ear Hygiene Clinic with an itchy, infected and painful ear following an insect bite in the ear canal. It was suspected to be from a sandfly.
* "What is ear wax?"
* "Why do we have it?"
* "Why microsuction?"
We have some answers for you.
A big part of our work as Ear Nurses is to educate our clients on the best ways they can look after their ears. After all, prevention is always better than trying to find a cure.
New Zealand Hearing Week is Sunday 26th February to Saturday 4th March, with World Hearing Day on the Friday. This year's WHO theme is "Action for Hearing Loss: make a Sound Investment".
On October 15th 2016, our five Ear Nurse Specialists attended the ORL Nurses Conference. Sharron and Jane presented to the group, sharing their expertise and experiences of Ear cleaning.
ACC has notified microsuction clinics that to provide a full subsidy for clients, the Registered Nurse providing the treatment must attain an ACC Ear Nurse Specialist registration