Why use ear tips for single use only?
Sanibel Supply® recommends using disposable ear tips for single use only to stop ear infections from spreading.
At Sanibel Supply® we think that most audiologists would agree with us that it is crucially important to avoid inadvertent transmission of disease within the audiology clinic. The good news is that it is quite easy to ensure that ear infections are not spread from one patient to another; use a new ear tip for each patient, and you will significantly reduce or eliminate the incidence of cross contamination.
Cerumen may be an infectious agent
Although cerumen is not considered an infectious agent unless contaminated with blood or mucus, due to its color and viscosity, visual detection of blood or ear discharge contaminants may be difficult. Therefore, you should treat cerumen as a potentially infectious agent. It is especially important to be mindful of using new tips when testing children and those with lower immune defence systems, such as the frail and elderly as they are more susceptible to infection.
Are disposable ear tips expensive?
Sanibel Supply® offers volume discounts on ear tips. This will often offset the time and cost involved in the ear tip cleaning process.See all of our cheap ear tips and decide for yourself