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"When Hearing Loss and Ear Pain Aren't in the Ear" - Jaime Turner, PA-C

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1.0 CME credit
Completion Time
1 hour
Available Until
March 8, 2025
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Current PA Student, Family Medicine, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Pre-PA Student, and Primary Care
Clinical Topics
Diagnosis and Treatment

This presentation aims to assist healthcare providers in avoiding misdiagnosis of hearing loss and ear pain. Participants will develop improved skills and knowledge in problem identification and physical assessment of the ear and surrounding structures. At the end of this training participants will be proficient in using a tuning fork to identify the presence of fluid. Furthermore participants will not only enhance their ability to accurately identify normal exam findings but will also be equipped to engage in discussions about alternative diagnosis of ear pain and alterations in hearing.

By the end of this training participants should be able to explain the possible etiologies of SSNHL and the principles for managing this problem. Participants will be able to demonstrate their knowledge by successfully completing a simulated patient case including diagnosing, recommending appropriate treatments, and counseling the patient.

Speaker bio: Jaime Turner has been practicing as a PA in otolaryngology and allergy since graduating in 2014 from Harding University. During that time she has had the opportunity to teach and assist with workshops at the national ENT for the PA-C conference through the American Academy of Otolaryngology head and neck surgery. When not working she loves running trails with her golden retriever, mountain biking and spending time with her husband and daughter. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:

1. Identify anatomical structures of the ear in physical exam. 

2. Understand how to use a tuning fork to identify the presence of fluid in the inner ear. 

3. Form a differential diagnosis of alternate diagnoses of ear pain and alterations in hearing. 

4. Understand possible etiologies of sensorineural hearing loss and basics of management. 


Jaime Turner
Jaime Turner MS, PA-C

CE Information

This activity offers 1.0 CME credit to attendees.

Accredited by AAPA.

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 19 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Approval is valid from 3/8/2024 to 3/8/2025. AAPA reference number: CME-2010808.



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