Our custom earpieces always start with an impression. The impression is only the first step in the process of making a custom mold. These impressions are used to make a finished earmold. Generally it is best to order your impression kit and earmold at the same time; this way, we can fill out the order form for the custom mold and provide a prepaid return box. It also saves on shipping and handling because we will only charge you for this once if you order the earmold and impression kit together.
The impression allows us to guarantee fit and comfort. An impression is a silicone copy of the inside and helix areas of your ear. The earpiece you receive will be an exact fit to the shape of your ear.
The impression is made by first blocking your ear canal with a foam block. Next, a quick drying, non-sticking, hypo-allergenic, medical grade silicone material is injected into the ear. After about five minutes drying time, the impression is removed from your ear. The process is simple and painless.
If you are not confident you can do this yourself, many audiologists and hearing aid dealers will do this for you. Their charges range from $12 to $45.
- Economy Syringe
- 2 small, 2 medium and 2 large foam "ottoblocks"
- Impression material for two impressions.
- Step-by-Step Instructions for taking your impressions.
Instructions for Making an Impression