Earwax/Cerumen

Red Flags-Warning of Ear Disease

Hearing loss and balance disorders are medical conditions.  Only licensed physicians with medical training may diagnose and direct the management of disease and medical disorders.  A full history and physical examination by a physician (preferably a

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)

Research Gaps - Neurotology

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Cerumen Impaction Acute Otitis Externa Sudden Hearing Loss

Research Gaps - Cerumen Impaction

While there is a body of literature from which these guidelines were drawn, significant gaps in our knowledge about cerumen impaction and its management remain.

Research Gaps - Otology

Click to view the research gaps identified in each of these clinical practice guidelines: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Cerumen Impaction Acute Otitis Externa Sudden Hearing Loss

CPT for ENT: Cerumen Removal

For CY 2014, CPT 69210 was revised to clarify that the code is “unilateral” and in order to be reported, physicians must use some type of instrumentation (discussed further below) and may not remove ear wax solely by irrigation or lavage.  The new 20