No two ears are alike. The best way to ensure a comfortable, secure fit and maximum noise protection is to invest in a pair of custom ear molds. Usually made from a soft material such as acrylic or plastic, ear molds are designed from impressions of your ear canals and outer ears. Custom ear molds using filters or solid plugs can reduce damaging noise to safe levels. Specialized products that protect hearing but still allow the ability to hear speech and outside sounds are available for individuals who work or play in noisy environments. The consistent use of customized ear molds can help prevent hearing loss.
Ear molds can be designed for use in a number of different applications. These include:
Custom Ear Bud Molds
Available for use with personal devices such as iPods, computers, and Bluetooth devices.
Hearing Aid Ear Molds
Custom ear molds are designed for use with receiver-in-the-ear and behind-the-ear hearing aids. They help reduce feedback and increase retention of the hearing aid in the ear.
Musician’s ear monitors were developed to protect musicians from loud music during concerts. Please see our Custom In-Ear Monitoring section for more information.
Custom swim molds prevent water from entering the ear canals while swimming or bathing. This helps prevent ear infections and possible hearing damage.
Tinnitus maskers help mask ringing in the ears associated with tinnitus. Some hearing aids include special tinnitus masking programs to aid people suffering from the affliction.