Ear moulds

Should a hearing test show that you suffer from hearing loss, then the next step is to obtain a hearing aid ear mould.

To get an individually fitted hearing aid, it is necessary to make a casting of the ear canal to ensure that the hearing aid ear moulds fits perfectly.

No two ears are alike and especially children need to have new hearing aid moulds made regularly as their ears grow and mature.

When casting, the ear canal is filled with a kind of wax which is subsequently removed after a couple of minutes. This procedure does not hurt but it does feel a bit strange - a bit like having your ears filled with water. The cast is then used to make the actual ear mould which is then attached to the rest of the hearing aid. This may take days or a few weeks.