>I have not invested in a vacuum (suction). Has
>anybody out there? When is that better than curette &/or lavage?
I use the vacume system on soft cerumen. On the hard or crusty version, I
have found that the small alligator clamp that most ENT's have around the
office does wonders. It is small enough to fit through an otoscope
specula, so you have a means of "targeting" the cerumen. These puppies
are not cheap though. A decent one goes for about $250.00 at a surgical
supply house. If you find yourself doing a lot of cerumen removal, they
are worth the money!
Tim McClosky, M.S., CCC-A (BlueOnLft at AOL.COM)
College Park Hearing Services
College Park, MD