EarMolds DIY and Guide to ear mold types



Ear Molds DIY ( Do It Yourself ) without lab delay and shipping cost.

A NEW option is Instant Ear Molds, called "EAR BUDDIES" is NOW available to the public, without the traditional ear impression and the mailing to a lab. DIY EAR MOLDS is where the patient or Audiologist makes an  Ear Mold in the ear ( 2-3 minutes), using a soft, PERMANENT, medical-grade, Silicone Rubber material. You are able to order all the materials with instructions for a custom, comfortable, permanent ear mold at less than 1/10 the cost of the normal system. There are options and colors to suit individual needs.

They are available to the professionals and direct to the general public, satisfaction guaranteed.

Easy, do-it-yourself kit, makes ear molds in 3 minutes (10 minutes to cure).

  • Soft, permanent custom fit
  • No mess
  • All day comfort
  • Simple, easy to follow instructions
  • Safe, non toxic and hypo-allergenic silicone rubber
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Long lasting and washable
  • Made in the USA
  • Thousands have been sold
NRR 26: (Noise Reduction Rating) when used as noise plugs

"Ear Buddies" flexible qualities enable the ear-mold to move simultaneously with configuration changes in the ear canal caused by jaw movement while talking or chewing..

 Instant Ear Mold Silicone rubber material allows the consumer  to make a custom silicone swim-plug, ear-mold, or noise protector on the spot, in about 10 minutes. There is no mailing to a laboratory and no long waiting period. The impression becomes the final product so the patient receives a finished Ear mold in minutes, on the same day. The patient's ear is used as the actual mold, resulting in the ultimate custom fit and best possible seal against noise, and acoustic feedback.

"EAR BUDDIES" work on all brands of BTE/ OTE/ Open Fit (behind the ear/ over the ear) Hearing Aids.

"EAR BUDDIES" for BTE/ OTE hearing aids  available in 3 kit choices:

  • BASIC 1 Hearing Aid EB Tube, silicone 1 mold & remake = $16.77
  • BASIC (2 Hearing Aids) 2 EB Tubes, silicone for 2 molds, 2 remakes = $27.77
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  • "EAR BUDDIES" for Open Fit hearing aids with slim tube/ tip

  • BASIC: 1 or 2 hearing aid/s, slim tube/ tip = 2 ear molds or 1 mold + remake = $6.95
  • (Hearing aids, tubes and tips are not included) FREE SHIPPING on all kits.

The above EARbuddies can be purchased at the ebay listing below

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=ear+molds&_osacat=0&_from=R40_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR2.TRC1.A0.Xear+molds+DIY&_nkw=ear+molds+DIY&_sacat=0

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or when you go to eBay.com: type this in the address bar: 

  "Ear Molds DIY"

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"EAR BUDDIES" for Open Fit hearing aids with slim tube/ tip

  • BASIC: 1 or 2 hearing aid/s, slim tube/ tip = 2 ear molds or 1 mold + remake = $6.95
  • (Hearing aids, tubes and tips are not included)

How to make these OPEN FIT EAR molds VIDEOS and others,

can be seen at the below youtube address:

http://youtu.be/DYtZVn_XsZs_______ <  copy and paste into your address bar

Thank you for your interest in low-cost DIY ear molds.

They can be purchased at The eBay links below with FREE SHIPPING:

Buy it now    >>> Ear-Mold Kit, DIY,BTE, flexible, comfortable, 2 ears , 2 EB Tubes, $27.77
\ Buy it now    >>>Ear-Mold Kit, DIY,BTE, flexible, comfortable, 1 ear , 1 EB Tube   $16.77

Buy it nowEar mold Kit, DIY, Open Fit Hearing Aids, 10 min cure,    $6.95

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The usual Conventional Custom-fit earpieces generally provide effective sound transmission to the ear. There are many style versions to achieve acoustic and ear variations. It is frequently required that they be modified to relieve sore spots in the ear canal and/or concha by the dispenser / audiologist. They are frequently made of lucite (acrylic) or similar hard material.

Some conventional custom made Earpiece styles





      There are dozens of variations of these basic styles.

Half Shell
In this mold style, a small area of the concha is filled with the finished mold. Usually, the entire helix area is absent. This mold style is recommended for clients with insertion problems due to their lack of manual dexterity and/ or those that want an inconspicuous appearance. It can be used to fit most losses by varying the length of the mold, the tube diameter and the shape of the tube where it exits close to the eardrum. A flared exit is best for high frequency sloping losses (horn tip). See below.
Half Shell

Shell
This is the most problem-free mold and is used when the acoustic seal is a major factor in achieving an effective hearing aid fitting, particularly in the application of high gain instruments.
Shell

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Non-Occluding Extended
This is a similar mold to the Non-Occluding type of mold except for the canal portion. The canal portion is built with an extension of plastic finished down as close to the tubung size s possible. Lucite material is usually recommended for  Non-Occluding, Non-Occluding Extended, Lybarger mold and Free Field. Non-Occluding Extended


1/4 Invisible Canal Lock
This type of mold was developed to reduce the poor retention problem that can occur with the standard canal style. the canal lock has a finger-like projection along the bottom of the concha that acts to hold the canal portion of the mold in place. Available in all materials. 1/4 Invisible Canal Lock

Accoustic Modifier
The accoustic modifier is a high frequency short canal / wide bore earmold. This mold can be easily altered by the dispenser. For best results, it is suggested that a S.A.V. be used with this earmold. Due to a short canal, accoustic feedback may occur with a high gain - high frequency hearing aid. Accoustic Modifier

Lybarger Mold
The Lybarger dual diameter system employs a center section of 1/32" tubing in a non-occluding earmold to produce a resonator that provides an average of 12dB additional gain in the range from 4000Hz to 7000Hz. this configuration is designed for losses that are normal out to 1500Hz - 2000Hz and then drop off sharply.
The Horn mold has similar results by using a continuous tubing with a horn shaped ending in the canal nest to the eardrum.
Free Field
This is another earmold belonging to the non-occluding family. The canal portion of the mold is at the top of the canal, giving the greatest amount of open space in the aperture of the canal. This mold is recommended when there is a need to reduce or eliminate frequencies below 1000Hz. Free Field


Regular (Body Aid)
This mold is used with hearing aids that have external receivers (speakers) snapped into the mold. Regular style molds have connecting rings (1/4" standard) that can be vinyl or metal. Metal rings will be supplied unless otherwise specified. Available in all materials except for Silicone rubber.. Regular (Body Aid)


How often should you replace your ear-molds?

Molds will deteriorate at different rates depending on the amount of exposure to UV light, the chemical composition of your natural body oils, the number of days that the aids are worn, how many hours a day you use them, and introduction to chemicals like  hair grooming products.

Given all the variables I just mentioned, there really is no hard and fast rule. But iit is my custom to replace the molds every 6 to 12 months, as a hearing aid wearer for 50 yrs.. This keeps them looking fresh, matching the changing shape of your ear and allowing for optimum sound to arrive in your ears. When your ear-mold does not seal the ear properly, it can whistle, falls out or your ear might become sore, then it is time to consider a replacement.

Think of the mold/ tube as like tires on a car. Sure you can use them until they are almost worn out, but you risk increased stopping distance, aquaplaning, poor handling etc. You don't want an expensive hearing aid system not giving you adequate help, being compromised by a low quality or worn out mold.

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Lantos Technologies, has developed the world’s first intra-aural 3D scanning device which revolutionizes the custom earpiece device (ear mold) market. Their technology enables audiologists to eliminate the uncomfortable, messy, slow and error-prone technique used to generate impressions of the ear canal. 

They are dedicated to transforming the audiology market by offering a state of the art device which will forever change the fitting and performance of custom ear products in the hearing aid specialist/ Audiologist offices. The device was not yet commercially available in the U.S, as of 7/14/2012.

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Thank you for your interest in low-cost DIY ear molds.

They can be purchased at The eBay links below with FREE SHIPPING:

Buy it now    >>> Ear-Mold Kit, DIY,BTE, flexible, comfortable, 2 ears , 2 EB Tubes, $27.77
\ Buy it now    >>>Ear-Mold Kit, DIY,BTE, flexible, comfortable, 1 ear , 1 EB Tube   $16.77

Buy it nowEar mold Kit, DIY, Open Fit Hearing Aids, 10 min cure,    $6.95

Yours for better hearing,

 Don Rowley, HCPB


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