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Volume 8

COVID-19 in Cerumen–A Potential Source of Viral Spread of Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2

Despite limited published research, there is some emerging evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19 can be found in the cerumen in about a third of newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients. Whether traces of the virus will be present in ‘long-haulers’ is still unknown and open for additional research.

Volume 7

Minimizing the Risk of Infection in the Hearing Healthcare Environment

As practices re-open or expand services to return to “normal”, how can we prepare to provide exceptional in-person care in a safe, responsible way? It begins with establishing or updating an infection control protocol to ensure a safe environment for the provision of hearing healthcare services.