Tech Topic | September 2019 Hearing Review

“I enjoy earmold impressions,” said no patient, ever.

The path to personalized hearing solutions has never been easy or friction-free; it’s filled with one large speed bump—namely, the earmold impression. Earmold impressions were first introduced in 1890,1 and while there have been material advancements over time, the procedure has been relatively unchanged for almost 130 years. Although inexpensive and relatively simple, the process for taking silicone-based earmold impressions is not designed around delivering an exceptional patient experience. Further, new technologies exist that offer a more direct path to custom products, bypassing the physical earmold impression entirely. 

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