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How Does the Lantos 3D Scanning System Work?

Lydia Gregoret, PhD, AuD

November 25, 2019

How does the Lantos 3D Scanning System work?   Read More


How Can the EasyView Otoblock Help Me Take Deep Canal Impressions?

Paul J. Kreimer, MA, CCC-A

November 20, 2017

I fit a lot of RIC and BTE devices and am out of practice when it comes to taking deep canal impressions. What is the EasyView Otoblock and how can it help me take deep canal impressions?   Read More


Are Special Tools Required to Fit the ReSound Verso IIC?

Vince Maye

January 28, 2013

Are special tools or techniques required to fit the ReSound Verso IIC?   Read More

 


Taking Ear Impressions with Large Mastoid Cavities

David Taylor, MA

December 12, 2011

I work in an ENT office and have seen patients with large mastoid cavities, but have yet to take an impression for one of these. Any tips or suggestions?   Read More

 


What is the Best Earmold for Narrowed, Curvy, Stiff Canals?

Brian Taylor, AuD

October 10, 2011

What is the best earmold for narrowed, curvy, stiff canals?   Read More


Ear Impressions for In-Ear Monitor (IEM) Systems

Keith Gordon

February 23, 2009

Is making ear impressions for in ear monitors (IEMs) different than making ear impressions for hearing aids?   Read More

 


Options for Temporary Earmolds

A. U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

January 26, 2009

What should I use for temporary earmolds with my patients, whether I am using them to demo hearing aids in my office, or giving patients a loaner hearing instrument while theirs is in service?   Read More

   


What is the Difference Between a Foam Tip and an Earmold RECD?

Marlene Bagatto, AuD, PhD, Sheila T. Moodie, PhD, MCISc

March 24, 2008

What is the difference between a foam tip and an earmold RECD?   Read More

 


Toxicity of Earmold Tubing Adhesives and Recommended Precautions

Max Stanley Chartrand, PhD, BC-HIS

March 3, 2008

I am opposed to using glues, even tubing glue, to secure tubing in an earmold due to possible harmful effects to the ear skin and canal. Most often when an earmold is retubed the mold goes directly in...   Read More

 


Keeping Pediatric Earmolds in Place

Wende Yellin, PhD

July 23, 2007

My son is 3 and half years old and hearing impaired. He doesn't let me fix his earmold inside his ear; I am consistently trying but he repeatedly removes it. Please give me some suggestions.   Read More

  


Custom vs. Universal Monitors for Musicians.

Dale Douglass

February 12, 2007

I had a patient who was being fitted with a custom monitor that will be worn in the ear. He asked what the difference was between a custom and a universal fit ear monitor. I assumed the sound quality...   Read More

  


Earmold Retention for a Shallow Concha

Robin Hudson, MS, CCC-A, Lauren Storr, MS, CCC-A

December 11, 2006

I am fitting a multihandicapped child (2 y/o) with a body aid. She is profoundly deaf, bilaterally, and has multiple developmental delays including not sitting, crawling, etc. Her conchas are extremel...   Read More

  


Impression techniques for custom musician monitors worn in the ear.

Dale Douglass

August 14, 2006

I have a person coming in for a pair of custom monitors for a musician, and I need to take an impression as they will be worn in the ear. Do I need to do anything special when taking these impressions...   Read More

  


Infection Control for Earmold Impressions

A. U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

August 7, 2006

I have a question about earmolds and infection control. What precautions do I need to take when the impression is taken from a patient with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) or Healthcare-Associated Methicillin R...   Read More

 


Ear Impressions: Mouth Open or Closed

Jackie Jarosz, MS, FAAA

June 26, 2006

There is an old argument about whether it is best to take an ear impression with the patient's mouth open or not. What would you recommend?   Read More


What Is That Foul Odor On My Hearing Aid?

Brad Ingrao, AuD, MS, CCC-A, FAAA

November 28, 2005

How can you prevent or keep the hearing aids and ears from having a very awful smell?   Read More

     


Earplugs for Pressure Equalization in Flight

Westone Laboratories Inc.

October 3, 2005

I have tinnitus and my ears are sensitive to air pressure changes in airplane rides. I would like to have custom earplugs made (from ear impressions) that protect against that pressure change. Are you...   Read More

 


Weight loss/gain and hearing aid fit

Kevin Kavanagh, MD

June 23, 2003

Does weight loss/gain cause the ear to change so much that the hearing aid will not fit properly? (Am only talking about a kilo or 2 of weight loss/gain. Have been told by an audiologist that the ear...   Read More

 


High Tech Hearing Instrument Shells - 'LasR™

Lori Timmerman, MA, CCC-A

February 24, 2003

Please discuss ''LasR™'' hearing instrument shells, the technology, and please explain what benefits we should expect from this technology?   Read More

 


Great Ear Impressions

Siemens Audiology Staff

December 16, 2002

An excellent impression is critical for a well fitting hearing instrument. The following tips will help insure a good fit, either for a new custom instrument or a remake.   Read More


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