When I first started in this field there were two types of earmold materials that were in common usage: Lucite and Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC; Lucite being “hard” and PVC being “soft.” Since the mid-1990s, PVC earmolds such as Formaseal and Protint have given way to various forms of silicon-based materials.
Written by Todd Ricketts, Ruth Bentler, and Gus Mueller, the book is designed as an “A to Z” textbook. Topics include audiologic prefitting testing, needs assessment and treatment planning, hearing aid selection, verification, orientation and counseling, post-fitting follow-up, and real-world validation.Read More
If you’re like a lot of hearing care professionals, it drives you crazy whenever you see a hearing aid wearer with an improperly inserted RIC receiver. Here is a simple and easy-to-do dispensing trick for facilitating a patient’s insertion of a RIC non-custom receiver tip.Read More
In order to be able to continue the success of former Congresses, the EUHA invites future attendees to take an active part in preparing and arranging the event.Read More
The Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid is designed to provide patients and clinicians with an amplification option that produces superior sound quality and extended bandwidth relative to traditional acoustic hearing aids. Here are answers to the top 10 commonly asked questions about the device.Read More
Earmolds and Hearing Aid Shells: A Tutorial Part 4: BTE Styles, Materials, and Acoustic Modifications
With the resurgence of BTE fittings, knowledge about how to select, create, and acoustically modify earmolds using horns, vents, and damping is more important than ever.Read More