Saturday, January 10, 2015

Custom Ear Molds Provide Superior Protection and Comfort

Protecting your hearing should have a more important role in our day-to-day lives.  Noisy air travel, loud music devices, roaring sporting events, rocking concerts, loud outdoor jobs and even hunting can pose serious risks to hearing health. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 17% of adults from ages 20 to 69 (approximately 26 million!) have suffered permanent damage to their hearing from excessive exposure to noise. Custom ear molds can often provide a simple and effective solution.  We can provide a custom ear mold to protect you from hearing loss at our Indianapolis or Lafayette Indiana locations.

All patients have uniquely shaped ears. This means one-size-fits-all headphones, hearing aids and ear plugs don’t always function the way they should. Inexpensive ear molds provide a custom-fitted solution which can be used in a wide variety of ways. Industrial workers, dentists, pilots, musicians and avid hunters could benefit tremendously from a custom noise-suppression mold. These ear molds can also be useful for earbuds, hearing devices, cell phone and Bluetooth accessories, motor sports and even swimmers who deal with frequent swimmer’s ear.

These comfortable and convenient molds can be crafted from a wide range of materials. Acrylic, soft vinyl, silicone and polyethylene are all options you and your audiologist can choose from. Once a material is chosen, your hearing professional will take an impression of your ears with a putty-like silicone that will be used to create your final custom-made mold. This process takes just about 30 minutes. After your impression, the replica of your ear shape is sent to the manufacturer after which you receive your molds in about two or three weeks. Aesthetics, comfort, acoustics and a superior seal are all reasons an ear mold can be advantageous to maintaining your healthy listening lifestyle.

If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call toll free (888) 888-DIZZY (3499).  At BalanceMD, we can provide a custom ear mold to protect you from hearing loss at our Indianapolis or Lafayette Indiana locations.

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