Ear molds and otoplastics in modern hearing aids
Nowadays, a modern hearing aid is not only very light and small, it also delivers immense performance. Modern technologies make it possible to optimize your hearing with the help of the hearing aid. The more you exploit the possibilities of the new technologies, the better your hearing impression will ultimately be. Of course, the decisive factor is, on the one hand, the severity of your hearing loss, and on the other hand, the hearing aid model. Come with modern hearing aids Earmolds for use.
What is an earmold?
Earmolds are nothing more than the direct connection between your ear and your hearing aid. These otoplastics are either connected directly to the sound tube or permanently to the housing. The decisive factor here is whether it is a Behind-the-ear device or a In-the-ear device acts.
The otoplastics ensure that your hearing aid is held securely within the auricle. In the event that you have a profound hearing loss, this significantly enhances the amplification effect.
We have summarized this guide for you, in which you will find all the information about otoplastics. Our hearing aid experts are happy to help you on the phone free of charge and without obligation. With us you will get recommendations as well as individual advice for your perfect hearing aid. In this way you can master all listening situations perfectly in the future. If you wish, you can make an appointment with our hearing care professional over the phone. Don't wait too long if you have problems with your ears.
Your individual ear impression
Your hearing loss is individual and your inner ear and ear canal are as distinctive as your fingerprint. This means that your situation is unique and needs to be investigated and evaluated accordingly. Did you know that your inner ear or ear canal is so unique? Therefore, it is necessary to first make a precisely fitting impression of your ear canals so that the otoplastic is optimally held in your ears.
In order to be able to individually manufacture the otoplastic for your future hearing aid, the acoustician takes an impression of your ear, a so-called Impression. This is the only way to produce an otoplastic that is precisely tailored to your ear canal and that really fits your ear perfectly.
The creation of earmolds is done by hand. To do this, the acoustician inserts a compound made of silicone into the part of your ear canal where the earmold is to be inserted. The silicone mass hardens in the ear, and so the acoustician receives an exact impression of your ear canal with this impression. The material does not come into contact with the sensitive skin on the inside of your ear. Our acoustician works so carefully and routinely that the process is completely harmless and painless for you. Using the impression, it is then possible to remove all the details of your ear canal. This is where the right shape counts, otherwise your hearing aid won't stay where it should be. In most cases, an earmold is made in a special laboratory.
Maximum comfort when wearing a hearing aid
Earmolds are made from silicone or other plastics such as acrylic. The decisive factor here is on the one hand the texture and on the other hand the sensitivity of your ear canal. The material properties are different, the same applies to the degree of hardness.
The earmold usually stays in your ear canal for several hours a day. Do not perceive the earmold as a disturbing foreign body, because it is a great help in everyday life. Both soft and hard materials are used in order to make the otoplastic as little noticeable as possible for you.
Sometimes the plastics used for the otoplasties cause allergies. In such cases, the otoplasties can even be gilded or glazed. As a result, there is no direct contact of the skin with the plastic. Thermotec and Neutacryl are also frequently used as allergen-free plastics.
The most important properties of otoplasty are:
- high load capacity
- Skin compatibility
The ideal headphones for musicians
Did you know that otoplasties have another way of using them? They can also be worn as individual hearing protection. There are even special headphones, which serve as hearing protection on the one hand and are used for sound transmission on the other.
Otoplasties are therefore also used as individual protection for hearing, as they offer a better wearing comfort than the usual earplugs. In addition, the protective effect is much better.
Professional musicians, musicians and other professional groups in particular, who need to be able to understand sounds and language well, usually use this individual protection for hearing.
Otoplasties do not distort the sound and frequencies of speech and music, which is unfortunately often the case with simple materials.
Many tv and radio presenters also value headphones as otoplasties, as do security forces and reporters. This makes it easier for them to hear and understand language despite the noise of the environment. The price of such otoplasties also depends on the application area, and the pricing depends, among other things, on the material.