Principles of Ear Examination

Education & Events

Principles of Ear Examination

Event Summary

Ear wax and hearing loss are common presentations in Primary Care. However, without examining the ear it is difficult to offer recommendations or guidance.

Thursday, 4 July
09:30 - 12:30
Zoom Online Event

Main Contact

Lead Team
This training course is accessible for wheelchair users.
If you have any communication or mobility needs that the event organisers need to be aware of please contact them in advance of the course to let them know.

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Julia Judd
Mrs Julia Judd
Speaker & Trainer
This training will be run over Zoom. To participate you will need to install Zoom on your device, and ensure it is has a microphone, speaker, and camera. Please Note: Some trainers will no longer allow you to stay on the call if you do not have your camera operating.

Log into Zoom 09:15 session runs 09:30 to 12:30

To participate you will need a device capable of running Zoom, that also has a microphone and speaker, a camera is beneficial but not essential.


Ear wax and hearing loss are common presentations in Primary Care. However, without examining the ear it is difficult to offer recommendations or guidance. Join us in this session to explore ear presentations and gain confidence in examining the ear. This session is aimed at new GPNs, pharmacists, paramedics and advanced HCAs who may be advising and signposting the patient towards ear irrigation.


During this session we will be looking at:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the ear with an understanding of its mechanism and functioning
  • Awareness of differential ear presentations and their management
  • Health Promotion in relation to ear care and practical guidance


By the end of this session the learners will be able to:

  • Classify the A&P of the ear – Identifying normal landmarks and recognising abnormal presentations
  • Locate sources of reference in relation to disease management and pharmacological treatments
  • Appraise current management of ear irrigation within practice to support the patient in decision making and health promotion

Please note this session will NOT be recorded

Event Speakers & Trainers

Mrs Julia Judd
Mrs Julia Judd
Nurse Practitioner


  • RGN (Bsc)
  • NMP
  • PGCE

Julia qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 and has enjoyed a diverse career working in the emergency department and acute surgical wards before settling on a career in primary care. Since 1994 Julia has worked in General Practice, building her portfolio of skills to include practice nursing and management of long-term conditions. As her career developed, she later extended her role to become a nurse practitioner and independent prescriber, working in both leadership and acute care. Her work in a large inner-city practice in Portsmouth continued until spring of 2023 whereby Julia took the decision to retire from clinical practice and focus on  her educational role exclusively.

Julia remains passionate about nurse training and education, enjoying both the challenges and rewards that this brings. Her vision is to make education and learning fun, interactive, easy to understand and practical with realistic expectations for Primary Care.

Price List



Price (Inc VAT)

All GPs and members of staff working within GP practices in the Wessex LMCs’ catchment area

This option is for everyone working in a Practice in the Wessex LMC catchment area that does not fit into one of the other options on offer.


Hampshire and Isle of Wight Nurses & AHPs
We are delighted that NHS South East have agreed to fund this course for all AHPs & members of the Nursing Team working in Practices in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. To access this funding you must be an Allied Healthcare Practitioner or member of the Nursing Team working in a Practice in Hampshire (excluding North East Hants) or the Isle of Wight.
BSW Staff - Clinical We are delighted that, thanks in part to the BSW (BaNES, Swindon & Wiltshire) Training Hub, and part the NHSE Investment in Continual Professional Development, certain eligible roles such as Nurses and Allied Health Professionals, working in Swindon and Wiltshire Practices, are able to attend this course fully funded. Please see the full list of Included and Excluded staff in the table below. You will not able to access this price if you are in a role 'Excluded from the Scheme' (see table below). £00.00

Non Members

This is the cost if you are not working in a Practice in the Wessex LMCs catchment area. £140.00

Q: Which members of BSW staff are eligible?

Included in the Scheme

Excluded from the Scheme

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Trainee Nurse

Nurse Specialist


Extended Role Nurse


Nursing Partner


Practice Nurse

Pharmacy Technician




Physician Associate




IAPT staff and trainee

Nurse Associate

Social Prescribing / Link Worker



Waiting List

Please be advised there are spaces available on this course unless it states otherwise. If a course is full you will be given the option to book on the waiting list. If you are on the waiting list and a place becomes available, you will be notified automatically you do NOT need to contact Wessex LMCs. 


All delegate fees are non-refundable, however, if it has been agreed that a refund is possible, it will be subject to an administration charge of £5 for fees of £100 or less, or £10 for fees more than £100.

Attendance Details

In certain circumstances, we will share details of attendance or non-attendance with the person who booked and/or funded this course for the delegate. If you have any objection to your attendance status being shared, please can you contact Louise Greenwood (Director of Education & Training, Wessex LMCs) at least 48 hours before the start of the training on

Pharmaceutical Sponsorship

This event may be sponsored by pharmaceutical company/ies having the opportunity for promotional product presentation at the start of the meeting. No pharmaceutical companies have been involved in the selection of speakers, agenda items, or any other matters relating to this training. Your name and Practice will be shared with the Rep but not your email address


Further Dates

Principles of Ear Examination
7 November
09:30 - 12:30
Zoom Online Event
Event Information


Ear wax and hearing loss are common presentations in Primary Care