Custom Earmolds and Earplugs
Nearly all hearing aids connect to the ear in some manner. In many cases, all or a portion of the instrument is molded from a cast of the user’s ear to fit into some extent of the ear canal. We take very careful silicone impressions of your ears and use state-of-the-art digital imaging processes when ordering earmolds, so the initial molding usually results in a satisfactory fit.
Nevertheless, we are highly sympathetic to the fact that because the ear is a sensitive area of the body, even the very best of hearing aids can seem not-so-good to the user if the earpiece feels uncomfortable. We encourage folks to return for as many follow-up visits as may be needed to achieve and maintain a comfortable fit.
Also worthy of note is that while the plastic earpiece stays the same, people change. Young people grow, people gain or lose weight, and the density of the ear tissues changes over time. The plastic mold eventually will need to be revised or replaced.
We fit custom-molded earpieces for:
- Hearing protection
Whether your hearing sensitivity is keen or lean, if you are not wearing ear protection with gas-powered tools and electric saws, you’re asking for it! Repeated and prolonged exposure to loud sound damages your precious hearing, and can worsen your hearing if it already is impaired. Use ear protection with noisy equipment !!! (And be sensible with the loudness of your music devices and car stereos.)