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Ageing and Hearing Loss

Ageing and Hearing Loss This module examines the effects of ageing on the human ear and its parts. The impacts of hearing loss are broad and can be significant. Hearing loss in the elderly can be particularly detrimental because not only can it impact cognition, communication, speech, social interaction and mental health, but it may […]

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Webinar: Aural Polyps

Aural polyps can be an incidental finding when assessing the external auditory canal.   Let’s take a look at what aural polyps are, why they form, how they can differ from other pathology in the external auditory canal and what to do should you suspect one. Webinar length: 20:49min Presented by: Disclaimer: These webinars have

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Understanding Tinnitus

Understanding Tinnitus This module examines the condition that is tinnitus. It offers essential learning for nurses working in a variety of areas, as it can affect healthy and not-so-healthy individuals, and people of all ages and walks of life.  In fact, nurses may be the first point of contact for many people with tinnitus. You,

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Webinar: Wax and Keratin

Webinar length: 25:32min Ear wax (cerumen) is necessary to keep our ears healthy and comfortable. The production of ear wax and keratin within the external auditory canal differs between individuals and for some, can be excessive and troublesome. Presented by: Disclaimer: These webinars have not undergone ACN endorsement, therefore endorsed CPD hours are not displayed.

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Webinar: Patulous Eustachian Tube

A Patulous Eustachian tube is a very rare condition in which the Eustachian tube stays open, rather than closed. It occurs in about 1% of the population and is indeed a very interesting topic. Webinar length: 20:23min Presented by: Disclaimer: These webinars have not undergone ACN endorsement, therefore endorsed CPD hours are not displayed.

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Exostosis and Osteomas

Exostosis and Osteomas Exostosis and osteomas are terms that are often used interchangeably. Although these two bony conditions share some similarities, they arise for different reasons. So why do these bony growths occur in the ear? Are they dangerous? How are they treated and do they even need to be treated?  In this course, we will explore

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Otitis Media

Otitis Media This module examines a common, yet sometimes confusing childhood condition. Otitis media presents in different ways and this module will provide you with the assessment skills to distinguish between the various types. With real-life photos of what otitis media can look like, this module will equip you with the knowledge to understand clinical

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Otitis Externa

Otitis Externa The Otitis Externa module examines the external ear canal and infections that can occur within this small space, with real-life examples of what can be seen when performing otoscopy. This module explores otitis externa in detail including clinical presentation, causes and treatment.  Before you begin, we recommend that you have completed The Ear: Anatomy

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Tympanic Membrane Assessment

Tympanic Membrane Assessment The tympanic membrane is a fascinating organ and is quite impressive given its diminutive size. This module aims to enhance the knowledge and skills of tympanic membrane assessment during otoscopy. Not only can accurate assessment provide you with valuable information about the tympanic membrane itself, but it can also reveal much about what is

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The Ear: Anatomy and Physiology

The Ear: Anatomy and Physiology This module works through the anatomy and physiology of the human ear, with real-life examples of what can be seen when performing otoscopy.  The Ear: Anatomy and Physiology module provides foundational knowledge and understanding that can be applied when performing aural health assessments. We also recommend completing this module prior to

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