Category Archives: Infection Control

Get Your Audiology Practice Under Control

If you are an audiologist, hearing aid instrument specialist, or AuD student involved in the provision of patient care services, do me a favor and access the current written infection control plan at your work or clinical externship site. Can’t … Continue reading

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Audiology Infection Control: What Do You Suggest We Do When….

The following question posed by AuD students during an infection control presentation has been popping up, in one form or another, more often: “What do you suggest we do when we, as students, are at a clinical site that doesn’t practice infection control?” Since … Continue reading

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Five Key Points of Infection Control

In response to the AIDS epidemic, Universal Precautions  issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) issued in the mid 1980’s were designed to protect healthcare workers specifically from blood borne pathogens.  These precautions were eventually expanded upon to protect healthcare … Continue reading

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Disposable Audiology Supplies: Bringing It All Together!

NOTE: this post originally was published in September 21, 2011.  As of August 1, 2014, the Disposable Audiology Supplies Brochure mentioned in this post is no longer in print although Customer Service at Oaktree Products can provide you with product … Continue reading

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Ultrasonic Cleaners

Audiologists rely on the use of ultrasonic machines  to clean or disinfectobjects that can be  immersed in a liquid solution.  Items to be cleaned are placed in the solution residing in the ultrasonic tank. The tank is then turned on to activate the ultrasonic cleaning mechanism. … Continue reading

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Cool New Portable Hearing Aid Sanitizer & Deodorizer

The ear is a dark, warm moist place where bacteria and other germs (some good, some bad) like to grow.  These microorganisms can easily contaminate hearing instrument and/or earmold surfaces where they can continue to thrive and grow.  Since hearing instruments are designed … Continue reading

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Wash Your Hands!

Hand washing represents the single most important thing you can do to minimize the potential spread of disease in the clinical environment. Traditional hand washing involves lathering the hands with soap, vigorously rubbing together all surfaces of lathered hands for at least 10 seconds, … Continue reading

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Free Tools to use with your Hearing Aid Patients

Cleaning hearing instruments the right way is important; simply wiping them with a tissue or using a brush to clean the surface is not enough. The ear is a dark, warm, moist place where bacteria and other germs, some good and some … Continue reading

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