Custom Made Hearing Aids (In-the-Canal Hearing Aid)

Auris Hearing Care Professionals offers a range of custom made hearing aids, individually crafted to fit exactly in your ear.

These custom made hearing aids are available in a range of sizes and finishes, they utilise today's advanced digital technology, giving you a better standard of life. They come in a range of sizes, with the smallest being the completely in the canal (CIC), which is almost invisible in normal use.


Earmolds

An earmold is a piece of plastic, acrylic or other soft material shaped to fit a patient's ear canal, and/or the outer ear structure (concha) surrounding the ear canal.


Earmold Styles

At Auris Hearing Care Professionals a variety of earmolds are available including:

  • Canal earmolds are similar to dome-style earmolds. They're made from the canal portion of the impression, and are designed to be inconspicuous, while providing good ear retention and a customized fit. Canal molds require a relatively long ear canal to fit properly. No portion extends into the concha bowl—they're completely contained within the canal.


  • Full-shell earmolds provide maximum ear retention, and are sculpted by the lab for a natural appearance. Full shells help prevent feedback, full shells work well for moderate to severe hearing loss.



  • Skeleton earmolds have material removed from the center to enhance cosmetic appearance while still providing excellent in-ear retention. Designed for maximum comfort, a rim of material secures the mold within the concha, creating an effective seal.


  • Semi-skeleton earmolds are skeleton earmolds without the back ring. Semi-skeleton molds work for people with limited dexterity. Skeleton and semi-skeleton molds are generally comfortable, easy to retain, and suitable for people with mild to severe hearing loss.


  • Half-shell earmolds are sculpted like full shell molds, except the material is cut back to cover only the bottom half of the concha bowl. Patients need adequate ear-retention. Half shells are recommended for milder hearing loss.

At Auris Hearing Care Professionals Most earmolds are manufactured with either small or large open vents—depending on the needs of the patient. Earmolds with larger vents are known as open fit, and are recommended for patients with good hearing in the low pitches. The vents allow the low frequencies to exit the hearing aid naturally. Large venting also contributes to more natural sound quality and less occlusion, or “stuffy” feeling.

It's important that your earmolds fit well, work with your hearing loss and hearing aids, match your level of dexterity, look cosmetically appealing, and feel comfortable for an extended period of time.






Earmolds for Everyday Activities

Auris Hearing Care Professionals offers Custom earmolds for everyday activities. They can be worn to prevent hearing damage during “loud” activities such as playing or listening to music, racing cars, hunting, and so on. Also, they're used by certain professionals, such as doctors, pilots and newscasters. Custom-fit Bluetooth™ earmolds give everyone the benefits of hands-free and comfortable phone conversation. And earmolds paired with MP3 players let you move freely without “losing” your earbuds.