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Clinical Practice Guideline: Cerumen Impaction

Clinical Practice Guideline: Cerumen Impaction


Leadership: Timothy L. Smith, MD, MPH (Chair), Peter S. Roland, MD (Assistant Chair), Seth R. Schwartz, MD, MPH (Assistant Chair), Richard M. Rosenfeld, MD, MPH (Methodologist)

Guideline Development Group: Bopanna Ballachanda, PhD, Jerry M. Earll, MD, Jose Fayad, MD, Allen D. Harlor Jr, MD, Barry E. Hirsch, MD, Helene J. Krouse, PhD, Anthony Magit, MD, Carrie Nelson, MD, MS, David R. Stutz, MD, Stephen Wetmore, MD, MBA 

The guideline was published as a supplement in the September 2008 issue of Otolaryngology - —Head and Neck Surgery.

The primary purpose of this guideline is to improve diagnostic accuracy for cerumen impaction, promote appropriate intervention in patients with cerumen impaction, highlight the need for evaluation and intervention in special populations, promote appropriate therapeutic options with outcomes assessment, and improve counseling and education for prevention of cerumen impaction. 


American Academy of Family Physicians June 2008
Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head – Neck Nurses, Inc. Oct 2011
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Nov 2010