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What Are Hearing Aid Moulds?

The part of a hearing aid that fits inside the ear is called an ear mould. The moulds are custom made to fit the unique shape of your ear with the maximum amount of comfort possible. The moulds have small vents in them which allow air pass through which in turn allows sounds and speech travel into your ear canal and become audible for you. Hearing aid moulds also  provide extra reinforcement for Behind The Ear (BTE) hearing aids.

This not only improves the quality of sound you hear but also helps to reduce feedback and background noise. With advancements in technology, hearing aid moulds have become even more sophisticated, offering features such as noise reduction and wireless connectivity. The benefits of wearing custom hearing aid moulds are significant, giving you the freedom to actively hear and participate in conversations whilst also being able to hear the natural sounds around you.

Types of Hearing Aid Moulds

Custom moulds, including micro molds and flex molds, are typically made using acrylic material, which can be produced in both hard and soft forms. These materials offer their own unique benefits:

Micro Molds: Custom Comfort and Discretion

Micro molds are custom-made to fit snugly within the ear canal, providing a discreet and comfortable solution.

Benefits include:

  • Exact fit for best comfort
  • Improved sound quality and performance
  • Virtually invisible when worn
  • Reduced feedback or whistling

Suitable for individuals with narrow or sensitive ear canals

Flex Molds: Flexible and Comfortable Solutions

Flex moulds provide a comfortable flexible option designed to fit the exact contours of your ear.

Benefits include:

  • Comfortable soft fitting
  • Improved wearing experience, especially for longer periods
  • Very durable
  • Less pressure or discomfort that can sometimes be experienced by people with more sensitive ears
  • Suitable for individuals with active lifestyles

Hard Acrylic Moulds vs Soft Acrylic Moulds

Hard Acrylic Moulds:

  • Exceptional durability and longevity
  • Easy maintenance and cleaning
  • Ideal for individuals with energetic lifestyles providing maximum support and stability

Soft Acrylic Moulds:

  • Gentle and comfortable fit
  • Suitable for sensitive ears or individuals prone to irritation
  • Enhanced flexibility and adaptability for improved comfort
  • Ideal for prolonged wearing periods or individuals with fluctuating ear canal shape

The choice between hard and soft acrylic molds will ultimately depend on your own individual preferences, ear sensitivity level, and your lifestyle. Our experienced audiologist will guide you through the entire selection process helping you to choose the most suitable option based on your individual requirements.

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