The shape of your outer ear and ear canal are unique to you. To get the best performance from your custom hearing aid or hearing protection, a custom ear mold must be made. Custom ear molds provide you with the best fit possible so you get the maximum benefit of sound protection or amplified sound.
Earmolds are typically used for one of two reasons:
- To keep things out (noise and water are the two big issues).
- To keep things in (amplified sound from a hearing aid or in ear monitor).
Common uses for custom ear molds are for completely-in-the-canal (cic) style hearing aids, ear buds for professional audio applications such as broadcasters or musicians, ear plugs for swimmers that can also be used for showering and ear plugs for industrial applications or hunting providing noise protection.