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